After nearly 13 years as Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges, Rufus Glasper, Ph.D. will retire to accept a position as President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College (League).
Dr. Glasper has served The Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the
nation’s largest community college systems, for more than 29 years in a
variety of roles from director of finance, CFO and Vice Chancellor. He
was named Chancellor in 2003.
The League, based in Chandler, Ariz., is an international nonprofit
organization that provides strategic insights and undertakes policy work
for the more than 800 institutions holding memberships in its League
Alliance. The Maricopa Community Colleges is a member of the League.
“This decision was not an easy one,” Dr. Glasper wrote in a memo to
Maricopa employees today. “I believe that the many organizational and
academic initiatives that are now in motion throughout the Maricopa
Community Colleges are well on their way to enhancing the District’s
position as a leader among community colleges nationally.”
“As I have had the privilege to provide vision for initiatives
impacting student success and innovation for our colleges, I am humbled
and grateful for the opportunity to now provide leadership in the
community college arena on a national scale,” Dr. Glasper added.
Learn more in this official press release.
We join our community in thanking Chancellor Glasper for his years of
service and leadership. We wish you well on your new educational journey.