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Rufus Glasper, Ph.D., CPA, CGFM

Dr. Glasper has served as chancellor since 2003 and previously held district leadership positions for more than two decades. As chancellor, Dr. Glasper is the chief executive officer of the ten-college district known commonly as the Maricopa Community Colleges, overseeing all educational and administrative operations.

Dr. Glasper served from 2009-2012 as the committee co-chair for the Lumina Foundation on education’s “Getting AHEAD” initiative, a comprehensive and collaborative initiative by Arizona’s education institutions, business community, and state government to reshape Arizona’s post-secondary education system and enable more residents to successfully attain a college degree. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Glasper served with (then) governor Janet Napolitano as co-chair of the P-20 (Pre-kindergarten through graduate school) Council.

Nationally, Dr. Glasper has served as a member of the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, convened by the six presidential-level higher-education national associations to assess the need for improved college retention and attainment and to chart a course for improvement. In 2012, he was appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders charged with advising the secretary and senior leadership at the department on several key issues.