Mesa Community College is one of the ten colleges that make up the Maricopa Community Colleges. The colleges operate under the leadership of the governing board, chancellor, and vice chancellors.
MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD
The Arizona State Statutes and legislative regulations provide the framework for all the Arizona Community Colleges. The MCCCD Governing Board derives its authority from Title 15, section 1444 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and is subject to the provisions of the Arizona State Constitution. As a political subdivision of the State of Arizona, the MCCCD is subject to the oversight of the District’s Governing Board. The Board is granted full authority from the Revised Statutes to manage the business and educational needs of the District.
The Maricopa Community Colleges are governed by a ﬁve-member elected board, with board members elected from ﬁve geographical districts representing all of Maricopa County. Governing Board Members are elected to four year terms that are staggered. Information about the Board members and their terms are provided below.
For more information on the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board, visit www.maricopa.edu/gvbd/
Members of the Governing Board
Maricopa Community College District Administration
- Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor
- Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs / Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
- Ms. Debra Thompson, Vice Chancellor, Business Services
- Ms. Nikki R. Jackson, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
- Mr. George Kahkedjian, Vice Chancellor, Information Technology Services
- Dr. Steven Helfgot, Vice Chancellor, Resource Development & Community Relations / President & CEO, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
VISION, MISSION, AND VALUES
A Community of Colleges—Colleges for the Community—working collectively and responsibly to meet the life-long learning needs of our diverse students and communities.
The Maricopa Community Colleges provide access to higher education for diverse students and communities. We focus on learning through:
- University transfer education
- General education
- Developmental education
- Workforce development
- Student development services
- Continuing education
- Community education
- Civic responsibility
- Global engagement
The Maricopa Community Colleges are committed to:
We value all people – our students, our employees, their families, and the communities
in which they live and work. We value our global community of which we are an
We value excellence and encourage our internal and external communities to strive for their academic, professional and personal best.
Honesty and Integrity
We value academic and personal honesty and integrity and believe these elements are essential in our learning environment. We strive to treat each other with respect, civility and fairness.
We value inclusiveness and respect for one another. We believe that teamwork is critical that each team member is important and we depend on each other to accomplish our mission.
We value and embrace an innovative and risk-taking approach so that we remain at the forefront of global educational excellence.
We value lifelong learning opportunities that respond to the needs of our communities and are accessible, affordable and of the highest quality. We encourage dialogue and the freedom to have an open exchange of ideas for the common good.
We value responsibility and believe that we are each accountable for our personal and professional actions. We are responsible for making our learning experiences signiﬁcant and meaningful.
We value stewardship and honor the trust placed in us by the community. We are accountable to our communities for the efﬁcient and effective use of resources as we prepare our students for their roles as productive world citizens.
For more information visit www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/governance/boardpolicies/govprocess.php#values
DISTRICT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTER
The Maricopa Community Colleges District maintains a Support Service Center that provides a wide range of services to the ten colleges that make up the district and to the larger community it serves. These services and resources are related to:
- Academic and Student affairs
- Business services
- Human resources
- Information technologies
- Legal services
- Public affairs
- Resource Development and Community Relations
For more information on services and resources of the District Support Services Center, visit www.maricopa.edu/employees/