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Maricopa Community Colleges
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D. is Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District – one of the largest community college systems in the nation. She oversees system operations, which serves nearly 200,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff members across 10 colleges (Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain), Maricopa Corporate College, and two skills centers.
Chancellor Harper-Marinick has served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance by appointment of U.S. Secretary of Education, National Community College Hispanic Council (2016-18 President), American Council on Education, League for Innovation in the Community College, and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. She is also an active community member in Arizona serving on the boards of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Valley of the Sun United Way, among others.