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Mesa Community College names new president

Tammy Robinson, Mesa Community College

Phoenix Business Journal

The Maricopa County Community College District has appointed Tammy Robinson, Ph.D., as the new president of Mesa Community College, following a nationwide executive search.

She takes over the job on July 1.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected as the next president of Mesa Community College,” said Robinson in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with the staff and faculty of MCC in advancing the institution and helping students achieve academic success. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work alongside so many committed individuals in continuing to deliver outstanding learning opportunities in Mesa.”

Robinson has some 25 years experience as a community college administrator and faculty member. Since 2018, Robinson was the vice president of instruction at Cañada College in Redwood City, California. In addition to that position, Robins was also serving as vice president of the California Community College Chief Instructional Officers executive board. She serves on several national boards including the Workforce Development Commission for the American Association of Community Colleges.

“With her impressive track record and experience in education, I have every confidence that [Robinson] will be a passionate advocate and leader at Mesa Community College,” said MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Steven R. Gonzales in a statement. “[Robinson] thoroughly impressed us with her leadership experience, her passion for education and equity, and her all-around positive energy. I am excited to work closely with her as we continue our system’s commitment to transforming individuals and our community through learning.”

Robinson holds a doctorate in education with an emphasis in community college administration from the University of Southern California, as well as several other master’s and undergraduate degrees.


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