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- Our Leadership
- Alumni Advisory Committee
- Scholarship Recipients
- Impact Report
- Summit Society
- Golf Tournament
Beryl Durazo, CFRE
Ms. Durazo began her nonprofit career as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger working with youth who experienced the highest food insecurity rate in the country. During her 10+ years in the nonprofit sector, Durazo has been an avid member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has raised over $7.1 million in grants, major gifts, and event-based fundraising. Ms. Durazo has a commitment to education and ethical practices in her non-profit career. She most recently earned her CFRE in December of 2020 and is an ambassador for CFRE International. She has a passion for assisting fundraisers earn their credentials to improve donor stewardship, ethics, and accountability across the nonprofit sector.
Associate Director of Development
Megan joined the Front Range Community College Foundation in January 2021. She holds a BA in Gender Studies from Indiana University and an MS in Sports Management from Florida State University. Prior to her time with FRCC, Megan served as a Development Manager for the American Diabetes Association and held development roles with the University of Denver and Duke University. Megan is originally from North Carolina and currently resides in Denver with her hound dog mix, Friday. She is a certified yoga instructor and enjoys hiking, swimming, and escape rooms.
Associate Director of Operations & Programs
Tanae previously served as the Assistant to the Larimer Campus Vice President Jean Runyon and has been with FRCC for over 12 years. Tanae has been an enormous asset to the Larimer Campus over the years, and now she will have the opportunity to help grow and expand opportunities for our students College-Wide. Tanae brings a unique set of skills to this role, and she will be responsible for growing the Foundation's Stewardship program.
Ryan Tharp, Chair
Rick Samson, Treasurer
Kate Kimball, Secretary
Suzanne Miller has been involved in a wide variety of local nonprofit organizations. She worked as a stay-at-home mom for years while raising four children, which led to opportunities to volunteer. She has been building deep and personal connections to help people in the community ever since. Suzanne is heavily involved with Women Give, which provides child care scholarships to single moms who are pursuing higher education. She has been a part of many area organizations that have benefited from the work of the Bohemian Foundation. She also served on the advisory board for GiveNext, a project that teaches middle and high school students about philanthropy. And for years, Miller served on the board of directors for Foothills Rotary Club making Mind+Body magazine after creating a local movement to promote acts of kindness and support for others. She began working on this initiative in 2008 after her daughter Liz passed away unexpectedly at age 24 as a result of epilepsy. #DoALizThing encourages people to focus on helping others—the way Miller's daughter always did.
Suzanne attended Ball State University. Shortly after college and getting married, she moved to Colorado, where she and her husband Jim (now of 39 years) had their four kids—Liz, Alex, Sarah, and Ben. Miller now serves as community ambassador for Ginger and Baker in Fort Collins.
Narciso has served at a senior leadership level with over 17-years of commercial banking experience, specifically within Boulder County. Prior to joining High Plains Bank, he was Senior Vice President and Boulder Market Leader for Citywide Banks, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at
Commerce Bank for the Middle Market team, as well as First Vice President for MidFirst Bank, and Senior Vice President for Colorado business Bank. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and earned an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Regis University. Among his many roles and responsibilities, including commercial lending and business development, Garibay is focusing on developing ways to better serve those in the High Plains Bank communities who identify as Hispanic and Latino, among other initiatives.
James Wedding is a Vice President at FirstBank, Colorado’s second largest bank and the largest privately-held bank in the nation. As an industry veteran with over 8 years’ experience, James helps oversee the bank’s Northern Colorado Market, which includes eight branch locations, over 120 employees and over $1.3M in assets. He’s also responsible for business lending, business development, officer management and development. James specifically serves as the Area Manager over the three Fort Collins branches, which have combined assets over $485M. In addition to providing mentorship, career development, training of junior officers, customer development strategies, working through loan transactions with his team of seven officers, he is also responsible for personal loan production goals in amounts over $30M/year.
James serves as the Treasurer of Fort Collins Housing Network, a Front Range Community College Foundation board member, and Everitt Real Estate Advisory committee participant. James is a Colorado native and was born and raised in Fort Collins. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business
Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Colorado State University. James currently resides in Timnath Fort Collins, where he and his Wife Sarah are raising their three children.
Emeritus Board of Directors
Harold worked in the Information Technology industry for more than 30 years specializing in information design and learning. He is the owner of Flatirons Technical Communications, which specializes in helping customers create structured, reusable information for technical documentation and training. Previously, he had worked for Brocade, IBM, Lexis Nexis and Oracle. Harold earned a Doctorate in Computing Technology Education from Nova Southeastern University, and his dissertation focused on the design of electronic books. Harold supports FRCC students through the Harold Henke Scholarship. His connection to community college began when he graduated from Scottsdale Community College, home of the Fighting Artichokes. He believes that the community college system is vital to the development of a competitive workforce.
Harold is a participant in the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification sponsored by the Colorado Archaeology Society and the Office of the State Archaeologist of Colorado. He has also completed more than 100 hours in training to use metal detecting for historical archaeology surveys.
Ex-Officio Board Members
Dr. Colleen Simpson takes the helm as FRCC's president on August 1, 2022. Her decades of higher education experience have included work in enrollment management, student affairs, academic affairs, teaching and leadership.
Most recently, she served as the vice president of student services and regional learning centers at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. In that role, she oversaw multiple campuses and five regional learning centers—with a focus on:
- leading academic innovation
- designing “student-ready” experiences
- addressing the educational, economic and workforce development needs of the region
Prior to that role, Simpson worked at Bronx Community College—part of the City University of New York (CUNY)—as the administrator overseeing retention and student success. There she led and managed a comprehensive program of services that:
- promoted access to education
- kept students engaged and in college
- helped students complete their degree or credential
Dr. Simpson earned her doctoral degree (EdD) in educational leadership, administration and policy from Fordham University. She earned both her master's degree (MSEd) in higher education administration and her bachelor's degree (BBA) in international marketing from Baruch College (also part of the CUNY system).
Rebecca Woulfe, PhD
Vice President, Academic Affairs & Online Learning
Rebecca Woulfe, PhD, serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Online Learning. In this role, she works college-wide to support the work of Academic deans, chairs, faculty and instructors. She has oversight for college and programmatic accreditation, areas of state and federal compliance, program review, and leads the online team. Woulfe is also the FRCC liaison to the Colorado Community College System office (CCCS).
Prior to joining FRCC, Woulfe was Vice President for Instruction and Provost for Arapahoe Community College. She has worked for community colleges for over 20 years, serving as a faculty, a Director of eLearning , and an Academic Dean. In her role as VPAA and OL, Rebecca leans on her experience from the classroom to support the success of faculty and students. In her previous role, she led the expansion of work-based learning through apprenticeships and internships and provided leadership in new program development to address industry needs. Woulfe has also been instrumental in the implementation of Guided Pathways. Guided Pathways is a researched-based approach to education that integrates student success practices and equity work to ensure positive outcomes for students and to close opportunity gaps.
Prior to her work with community colleges, Rebecca led the implementation of technology integration for the Daniel's College of Business and University of College at the University of Denver. She provided consultative services to faculty and facilitated professional development sessions on a range of high-impact practices for using technology in the classroom and in online delivery of courses.
Rebecca has a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Arts Degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology from the University of Colorado-Denver. Rebecca is committed to creating an inclusive environment for students and employees and recognizes the importance of honoring unique perspectives.