To continue the advancement of Maricopa’s Strategic Commitments and transformational plan, Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District (the “District”) invites all highly qualified and experienced individuals to apply for the position of Estrella Mountain Community College President. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled strategist able to envision, propose, and implement change with a proven record of engaging the college, community, and other external partners in improving student access and success.
Serving approximately 15,000 students annually, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is the newest in the district and boasts a variety of learning options for students, where the motto “your success is our success” applies to every student. Located in the fastest growing region of the county, Estrella Mountain provides a variety of unique programs committed to enhanced learning environments for student success. The College is a Hispanic Serving Institution and offers all students a welcoming community of student clubs, athletics, arts, and culture. Referred to as a “Diamond in the Desert”, EMCC’s track record provides students with meaningful and engaging learning environments as a learning college, consistently demonstrated enrollment growth as a result of intentional, innovative, and proactive recruitment and retention strategies.
The process to search and select Estrella Mountain Community College President is inclusive, swift, and thorough. The District has retained Gold Hill Associates to conduct this search. The Chancellor selects a Search Committee comprised of internal and external stakeholders who all represent an interest in the success of Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). The Search Committee is charged with identifying and selecting highly qualified candidates as finalists to forward to the Chancellor for consideration and selection for this important position.
As chief executive officer of the College, the next President will be committed to leading the college as a critical partner who has demonstrated excellence and innovation to support the commitment of providing quality, accessible education to all communities served. Estrella Mountain Community College is one of ten individually accredited colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The District is one of the largest Community College Districts in the nation (200,000 students). It is recognized as one of the most innovative community college organizations in the country.