Dr. Michele Haney assumed duties as the ninth President of Red Rocks Community College in January 2008. Prior to becoming president of RRCC, Dr. Haney had been President of Morgan Community College since 2003. From 1992-2003 she was at Front Range Community College where she served as vice president for instruction and student services, and chief academic officer.
Dr. Haney holds a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of Wyoming, a master’s from Chapman College, a bachelor of arts in Political Science from the University of New Mexico and graduated from the University of Heidelberg with an Interpreter’s certificate.
Among her awards are: the Norma Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award in Education, the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for support of Mental Health by the Community Reach Center, the Shirley B. Gordon Award from the National Office of Phi Theta Kappa, Leader Among Leaders from the American Association of Women in Community Colleges, Woman of the Year for the City of Westminster, Outstanding Women in Jefferson County, and Outstanding Women in Business for Denver. Boards that Dr. Haney currently sits on are: Jefferson County Economic Development, Community Reach Center, Innovator Educators, the Presidential Advisory Board for Phi Theta Kappa, and Campus Compact of the Mountain West which she serves as president.
She is co-author of three books, the most current, The Stress Owner’s Manualwhich has been published in English, German, Japanese, Finnish, Chinese, Polish, and Arabic.