MCCCD Invites Nominations for Scottsdale Community College Presidential Search

Dec, 7 2021

SCC Begins Presidential Search

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has recently announced Scottsdale Community College Interim President Chris Haines will retire effective January 22, 2022, and the District has begun the search process for its next president. MCCCD Interim Chancellor, Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, and the Presidential Search Committee invite nominations and expressions of interest for the position of College President for Scottsdale Community College.

“Although President Haines’ retirement is bittersweet to our Scottsdale community, I look forward to this presidential search and finding the best fit to guide SCC and its future educational opportunities,” said Dr. Gonzales. “I would like to thank President Haines for her unwavering commitment to student success and exceptional leadership during her tenure as Interim President, she will be dearly missed by everyone at the Maricopa Community Colleges.”

The goal of the process is to select a new president by March 2022. The District has hired consultants who will help identify and recruit talented candidates for the position, including those who might not be actively looking for a new position. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in December. To be fully considered for the position, applications must be submitted by December 05, 2021. 

The search committee is responsible for recommending finalists to the Interim Chancellor by January 2022.  All final candidates will participate in open forums at Scottsdale Community College on January 31, 2022. The selection process offers members of the community an opportunity for involvement.  Once the Search Committee has identified finalists for the position, community members will be invited to the public forums to meet the finalists and provide feedback about the candidates.

For additional information about the College, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please visit our website here

This position is open until filled, but only applications received by Sunday, December 5, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Do not apply via the District job portal. To submit a nomination, please send the nominee’s name, position, institution, and email address to

To encourage a strong pool of highly qualified individuals, the identities of candidates will remain confidential throughout the process, until finalists are invited for on-campus meetings and a public forum. All confidential inquiries, expressions of interest, nominations, and applications are to be directed to the search consultant.

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