Kathryn Skulley

Dean of Assessment, Strategy, and Performance Excellence

Dr. Kathryn Skulley (she, her, hers) is committed to helping students realize their educational, professional, and personal goals by focusing on accessibility, equity, student completion, accountability, resource development, and operational excellence. Dr, Skulley joined the Community College of Aurora (CCA) in April 2022. In her role, Dr. Skulley oversees college accreditation, institutional assessment, integrated strategic planning, grant development, and institutional research.

Dr. Skulley has worked with and served students in for-profit institutions, 4-year public institutions, and the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). In her 29-years of higher education service, she has held various positions, such as Dean of Students; Student Services Director; both adjunct and faculty member teaching on campus, for Concurrent Enrollment, and online; program chair; and Academic Services Assistant Director. Dr. Skulley has worked in CCCS colleges for 22 years in adjunct, faculty, and administrator roles and continues to teach as an adjunct instructor in addition to her role at CCA. She has managed private businesses and worked in local government as a former elected Westminster City Councilor. Dr. Skulley is an alumna of University of Northern Colorado (UNC) with an earned Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership, Master of Arts in Communication, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.