Monday, June 18, 2012

Communiversity Director Named Leadership West Alumnus of the Year

Todd Aakhus, director of community partnerships at Rio Salado College, has recently been named Leadership West’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year.

Leadership West, a non-profit organization promoting active citizenship in the West Valley, recognized Aakhus as a visible and successful leader.

“I feel a great sense of purpose in the work I’m doing,” Aakhus said. “Locally-accessible education is a foundation for improving every aspect of the community.”

Through his work with the Communiversity at Surprise, Aakhus facilitates collaborative relationships that make higher education accessible to the city of Surprise and students in surrounding communities.