Reyna Anaya

Dean of Student Success and Senior Student Affairs Officer

Dra. Reyna Anaya (she, her, hers) joined the Community College of Aurora (CCA) in July 2018 as the Dean of Students, and in November 2021 was promoted as the Senior Student Affairs Officer and Dean of Student Success reporting directly to the President. In her role, Dra. Anaya directly oversees student service programs, including: the Aspen Institute Accelerated Partnership Grant, CARE & Compliance Team, Colorado Scholarship Opportunity Initiative Grants, Mental Health & Counseling Services, Student Advocacy Services, Student Life, and the Truth Initiative Grant.

Prior to her role at CCA, Dra. Anaya served as an Assistant Director of Community Standards & Conflict Resolution at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) from 2013 to 2018. Dra. Anaya also has served as a Faculty Fellow and Faculty Member for the Association for Student Conduct Administrators (ASCA) Gehring Academy, and currently sits on the ASCA Board as a Director At-Large for Community Colleges. In addition, Dra. Anaya is the Past-President for the Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinxs (COCEAL), a coalition of post-secondary and professional educators devoted to the educational success of the state’s Latinx population. Dra. Anaya received her PhD in Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership program from UNC in 2019, Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from UNC in 2009, and Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies from Colorado State University in 2007. She is also a published scholar with works focused on intersectionality theory and graduate student mothers of color, self-care, and student conduct in higher education. Last and most importantly, Dra. Anaya is a mom of three to Aiyana, Mateo, and Antonio.