Dr. Daniel P. Corr, Arizona Western College’s 9th President, has been named one of four new appointees to the Arizona State Board of Education by Governor Doug Ducey.
“I look forward to contributing to the advancement of education for all of Arizona’s citizens. I intend to be a vocal advocate in support of the vital role community colleges play in Arizona as well as highlighting the challenges unique to K-12 schools in rural Arizona,” said Dr. Corr.
Dr. Daniel P. Corr, who joined AWC in July of 2016, previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at Scottsdale Community College. Throughout his professional career in higher education, Dr. Corr has held broad administrative responsibility facilitating the delivery of high-quality instruction, and establishing and evaluating student success initiatives and a comprehensive mix of Student Affairs programs and services including Athletics, Civic and Global Engagement and Service Learning. He has also collaborated with local K-12 schools on numerous projects centered on college and career readiness. Dr. Corr received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Governors State University and a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University in Chicago, Illinois.
“Daniel is a well-respected leader in his respective fields of K-12 and higher education,” said Governor Ducey in the Office of Education press release that announced the new appointments. “Daniel’s experience and perspective as an urban and rural higher education leader will bring alignment between the Board’s focus on K-12 educational outcomes and the goal of increasing post-secondary attainment.”
The three other appointees to the Board are Luke Narducci, Partner with Snell and Wilmer law firm; Patricia Welborn, businesswoman and non-profit community leader; and Michele Kaye, Chief Operating Officer for the Leona Group charter schools.