Aims and UNC began discussions during the 2018-2019 academic year under the leadership of Aims President, Dr. Leah L. Bornstein and University of Northern Colorado President, Dr. Andy Feinstein. Their discussions centered on the opportunities both Aims and UNC have to combine efforts and innovate in the community. Fall 2019 marks the inaugural cohort of students in the Aims2UNC program. In Fall 2020 and thereafter, the categories of students invited to participate in the program will be expanded.
Both institutions are excited and committed to helping students reach their educational goals in every way possible, and both Aims Community College and the University of Northern Colorado are committed to Colorado’s statewide goal of 66% credential attainment rate by 2025. The development of Aims2UNC concepts and logistics has spanned many months of work by administrators, staff and faculty at both institutions. Everyone involved sincerely hopes that this new program will help improve the quality of life and employment opportunities for all those who participate in it.