Interim Chancellor Steven R. Gonzales, The Board of Trustees of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and the Presidential Search Committee invite inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of president of Mesa Community College (MCC).
MCC, the largest of the ten colleges in the District, seeks in its next president a seasoned leader who will build upon the College’s academic program, aligning it with the current needs of higher education’s changing landscape, and further advance the College’s dedication to student success while growing student enrollment, continuing the College’s commitment to diversity efforts, and enhancing community engagement. The president will join MCC at a pivotal moment in its history and partner with a devoted administration, faculty, and staff to continue to implement the College’s current Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and facilitate institutional change by supporting innovation and risk-taking. The next president will also need to be a systems thinker who demonstrates appreciation for the complexity and diversity of the District and will approach systems issues not with an “either-or” mindset that chooses between MCC and the other nine colleges but rather will advocate for MCC through the lens of the larger MCCCD mission for student success and service to underserved populations.
Mesa Community College began as a small junior college with outstanding faculty and staff, strengthened by tremendous community support. The College has transitioned into an institution that reflects sustained high quality and a desire to respond to community needs, with a focus on student success. It has been more than 50 years since MCC first opened with three buildings and two houses on ¾ of an acre surrounded by the expanse of undeveloped Mesa, Arizona. Today, MCC has two campuses, the Southern and Dobson Campus and the Red Mountain Campus, as well as the Mesa Downtown Center and MCC Online.
MCC is being assisted by Academic Search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion by contacting Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins at Shirley.Pippins@academicsearch.org or Andrea Cowsert at Andrea.Cowsert@academicsearch.org. Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to MCCPresident@academicsearch.org. To learn more about this opportunity, including the priorities for the position and the qualifications sought, as well as how to apply, please click here. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by February 7, 2022, can be assured full consideration. You may also visit www.mesacc.edu or the presidential search website at www.maricopa.edu/executive-searches/mesa-community-college-president to learn more.
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. As outlined in policy, incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator; contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.
The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act.