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.


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

Members of the Governing Board

Mr. Doyle W. Burke, President
Mr. Dana G. Saar, Secretary
Dr. Donald R. Campbell
Mrs. Debra Pearson
Mr. Randolph Elias Lumm

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



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
integral part.


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.

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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