POSITION -- Since 2010, President of Rio Salado College, the largest of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges located in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona.
PREVIOUS -- Served as the college's Interim President, Vice President of Community Development and Student Services, and Dean of Academic Affairs; senior level government affairs positions for the Maricopa Community College District; Assistant to the Superintendent for Community and Government Relations for the Phoenix Union High School District; and as a Legislative Aide in the Arizona House of Representatives.
AFFILIATIONS -- Serves on Boards and Executive Committees: National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC), Continuous Quality Improvement Network (CQIN), Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), Transparency by Design, WICHE Commissioner for Arizona by Gubernatorial appointment, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Friends of Public Radio Arizona, Be A Leader Foundation. Member: AACC 21st-Century Initiative Implementation Team #7, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Metrics Project Steering Committee, American Council on Education's Commission for Lifelong Learning, WICHE State Authorization Steering Committee, Arizona-Mexico Commission Education Committee Co-Chair. Faculty: Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, a program sponsored by Penn State and the Sloan Consortium; Northern Arizona University, Educational Leadership Program.
EDUCATION -- Ed.D. and M.Ed., Education Leadership, Northern Arizona University; B.S., Business Administration with a major in Finance; Pima Community College, university transfer student.
OTHER -- Publications: "Alternative Pathways to the Baccalaureate," Chapter 2, "Community College Baccalaureate: Process and Politics." (Stylus Publishing LLC, 2012); "The Risks and Rewards of Online Learning." (Community College Times, 2011).