President's Office

Dr. Chato Hazelbaker Named President of Pueblo Community College

Joe Garcia, chancellor of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), has announced Dr. Chato Hazelbaker as the next president of Pueblo Community College (PCC). A federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, PCC enrolls over 9,000 students annually across its three campuses.

Dr. Hazelbaker currently serves as the president of Northland Pioneer College (NPC) in northeastern Arizona and will begin his tenure on July 1, 2024. He will succeed president Dr. Patricia Erjavec, who will stay on to support the transition ahead of her planned retirement.

Message from President Erjavec

At Pueblo Community College, we have the distinct privilege of serving a diverse and wonderful group of individuals unique to Pueblo, Fremont County and Southwestern Colorado.  We can see the potential of our students from the minute they step foot onto one of our four campuses or open their computer for their first online experience.  We are eager and excited to participate in your educational adventure, knowing that we will somehow contribute to the development of a workforce that is well prepared, highly motivated and dedicated to excellence.

You will find that our campuses have been designed to utilize state-of-the-art technology in a teaching environment rich with contemporary learning opportunities. We offer a broad array of courses and challenging curricula complemented by student support services ranging from academic advising and financial assistance to career counseling, not to mention a wide variety of student clubs and activities intended to balance your educational experiences with some fun!

Whether you join us for a single skills-specific course or if you are enrolled in a certificate or degree program, we are committed to helping you reach your full potential and can’t wait to help you celebrate your success!

I encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity available to you as a Pueblo Community College student and to engage yourself as a life-long learner. I am confident that if you put forth the effort, your world-class potential will emerge.

With warm regards,

signature of PCC President, Patty Erjavec

Patty Erjavec, Ph.D.


President's Office
Central Administration (CA)
Room 110

Executive Assistant to the President
Julie Jimenez


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