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HR Mission and Initiatives

Mission Statement

The Colorado College Department of Human Resources is committed to fostering a campus community of performance excellence and inclusiveness by providing high quality service and leadership. We are strategic and responsive in meaningful ways that support the college’s core mission of providing the finest liberal arts education in the country.  As knowledgeable Human Resources professionals, we are passionate about delivering exceptional and customer-focused service, and fostering the college’s core values of respect, diversity, accountability and opportunity. 

Our Vision

We aspire to be a model of excellence and leadership in human resources, emphasizing strategic and progressive HR practices, excellent customer focused service, employee growth and enrichment, and community. 

Our Values and Guiding Principles

  • We value our employees and strive to be respectful to their concerns, responsive to their needs and committed to their success. 
  • We are committed to maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards in our service to the college.
  • We will actively foster a campus culture that engages our employees to welcome, respect, and appreciate the unique perspectives that each of us offer.
  • We value excellence, innovation, creativity, and continuous learning and improvement.
  • We value teamwork and honest communication in our interactions with others.  

2013-2014 Human Resources Initiatives

  • Performance Excellence - We are going into our second year using a merit based performance evaluation process for staff. For 2012-2013 evaluations, some changes were made to the evaluation form and to the process. Complete information can be found on the HR website under Performance Excellence.      
  • Talent Acquisition - Work continues to provide robust talent acquisition services to supervisors. Training has been provided on the online application tracking system with additional training planned for early spring on enhanced talent acquisition processes. We are working in tandem with the college's strategic action team on diversity and inclusion to determine ways in which we can better ensure that we are reaching a quality and diverse applicant pool for all positions.
  • Onboarding - We are developing a comprehensive onboarding program for new staff that will include organizational and departmental orientation tools. The "Thriving at CC" continues to be offered on a regular basis.     
  • Compensation Program - Educational sessions on staff compensation are scheduled in January 2014. These sessions are open to all staff and are designed to ensure awareness and understanding of the CC compensation system.  
  • Professional Development - Several educational sessions are being offered on a variety of topics for all staff. A "Supervision at CC" program includes topic sessions, supervisor roundtables, and HR Basics sessions. 
  • Wellness Programming - The Wellness Champions are hosting a number of educational sessions along with activites designed to promote physical activity. Staff and faculty can also participate in biometric screenings and health risk assessments provided by Cigna.      
  • Employee Appreciate and Recognition - Several events are provided throughout the academic year including a new Birthday Bash event. The annual longevity awards program has undergone a few changes and is now called "Tiger Service Awards." Staff are being recognized for their years of service during their anniversary month and at the In the Loop events as well as at Fall Conference.  

Phone: (719) 389-6421
Fax: (719) 389-6926
14 E. Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Colorado College welcomes all members of its community and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.