Dr. Greg Peterson Elected to Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Governing Board

CHANDLER, Ariz., November 9, 2020 — The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) are honored to announce that CGCC’s President, Dr. Greg Peterson, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities’ (HACU) Governing Board. During HACU’s 34th Annual Conference, held virtually, the HACU Governing Board formalized and the membership ratified Dr. Peterson’s appointment, effective October 27, 2020. 

“The Maricopa Community Colleges are thrilled to have Dr. Peterson represent MCCCD alongside board members from across the nation,” said MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales. “Dr. Peterson’s passionate commitment to the community college system and its mission of access and success for all students makes him an excellent addition to the board, and will allow us to better serve our diverse student population.” 

Established in 1986, HACU represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success globally. HACU champions success by promoting the development of member colleges and universities; improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.

As a member of the HACU Governing Board, Dr. Peterson will contribute his insights and leadership in Hispanic higher education and will be invaluable to HACU’s Governing Board, membership, and staff in the advancement of the association’s mission.

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Media Contacts: 

Dasi Danzig, 480-268-6766, dasi.danzig@domail.maricopa.edu

Jenna Kahl, jenna.kahl@cgc.edu 

About the Maricopa Community Colleges

The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten regionally-accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain – and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving approximately 100,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs.

About The Hispanic Association Of Colleges And Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact. Today, HACU represents more than 500 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and U.S. School Districts. Although our member institutions in the U.S. represent only 17% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to two-thirds of all Hispanic college students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).