Leadership and Administration

Arizona Western College has twelve locations across La Paz and Yuma counties that span over 10,000 square miles of the state and serve over 11,000 students annually. We're led by a five-member District Governing Board, College President, and five-member President's Cabinet. 

The President’s Cabinet is guided by the College’s Vision, Mission, and Values, providing leadership designed to serve the needs of the College’s diverse student population, its employees, and the community at large.

Along with the Office of the President, administrative units participate in a shared governance model consisting of our Faculty Senate, Professional Administrative Association, and the Classified Employee Association. 

District Governing Board

Arizona Western College is governed by an elected five-person board, representing 5 districts in our two-county service area.

Dennis Booth

Dennis Booth

District #3 - Yuma County
Appointed August 2011
Elected November 2012
Re-elected November 2014
Re-elected November 2020
Term expires, December 2026

Maria Chavoya

Maria Chavoya

District #5 - Yuma County
Elected November 2012,
Re-elected November 2018
Term expires, January 2025

Richard Lamb

Richard Lamb

District #1 - La Paz County
Appointed October 2014
Elected November 2014
Re-elected November 2020
Term Expires, December 2026

Kenneth Macfarland

Kenneth Macfarland

District #2 - La Paz County
Elected November 2020,
Term expires, December 2026

Olivia Zepeda

Olivia Zepeda

District #4 - Yuma County
Elected November 2012,
Re-elected November 2018
Term Expires, January 2025

Meet our President Dr. Corr!

Office of the President

The President's Cabinet

Daniel P. Corr

Daniel P. Corr

Our 9th President of Arizona Western College

Reetika Dhawan

Reetika Dhawan

Vice President for Workforce Development and Career & Technical Education

Bryan Doak

Bryan Doak

Vice President for Student Services

Ross Poppenberger

Ross Poppenberger

Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services

Lori Stofft

Lorraine Stofft

Vice President of Advancement

Ashley Herrington

Ashley Herrington

Chief of Staff


Shared Governance

Arizona Western College defines Shared Governance as a system of decision-making incorporating the informed collective input of stakeholders willing to participate in the deliberative process for the best interest of the college and the communities we serve.

Faculty Senate

Our faculty is led by senators elected by the faculty as a group.

Shared Governance Councils

Arizona Western College defines Shared Governance as a system of decision-making incorporating the informed collective input of stakeholders willing to participate in the deliberative process for the best interest of the college and the communities we serve.

Classified Employee Association

Our Classified Employees are led by elected Classified Employees as a group.