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Director of Admissions, Recruitment and Outreach
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MS, Management and Leadership, Western Governors University
BS, Hospitality Management, Johnson & Wales University
AAS, Culinary Arts, Johnson & Wales University


With several years of higher education experience, Kayce O’Brien brings recruiting, project management, communications, operations & strategic planning to her daily commitment to serve the prospective students and families of ACC. Serving as the Director of Admissions, Kayce is excited to share information about the community college experience and the high quality and high value opportunities that ACC has to offer.

Kayce has both community college and university personal and professional experience. With a focus and long history of project management and data drive decision making, Kayce values the opportunity to bring that experience back to the goals of supporting students.  Kayce is involved with several community and professional organizations and is consistently seeking opportunities to continue her love of learning.  As a Colorado resident since 2001, Kayce and her family enjoy camping, fishing, kayaking and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.

  • Leadership Douglas County, Class of 2020
  • American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), Mile High Chapter President 2021-2022

Territory / Population Kayce Works With

Transfer & Re-Admit Students

 Make an appointment with Kayce

What town do you call home?

I’ve lived in Colorado for over 20 years now so would call Colorado home…but have lived in Texas, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Florida & Maryland

Have you ever taken a class or received a degree from a community college?

Yes! Summer after my senior year in high school and summers while earning my bachelor’s degree.

A little something about Kayce

My family loves to go camping. We try to go several times throughout the summer and in 2020 we camped our way across America, traveling from Colorado to North Carolina and back.

If you could travel anywhere – where would you go and who would you take with you?

I would love to travel with my husband to Greece and then take my family to Germany so they can see where my mom grew up.

Favorite dish or type of food to eat

We have such a fun foodie group in Admissions! I love eating good cajun food – it’s hard to find here in CO, so a trip to New Orleans is always a good opportunity to eat well!

Quote or Advice for Community College students 

You don’t have to know your full career and academic plan. That’s ok. Let us help you! Take advantage of the resources we have to help guide you.

Awards & Publications

The League for Innovation in the Community College, Innovation of the Year Award Recipient – 2019
National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), Honorary Membership, conferred 2020


kayce.obrien [at]