Residence: Tucson, Arizona
Organization: Pima Community College
First job: My first full-time, permanent job was serving as an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army.
Philosophy: I want to make a positive difference in the world by giving people the education and training they need to succeed in a highly competitive, global economy.
Favorite music: I'm a Motown guy.
Favorite movie: I like all kinds of movies.
Favorite book: The Plague by Albert Camus
What got me interested in my work: Community colleges are the most effective way to make a positive difference in people's lives. We are about open access and equal opportunity for all, and we are committed to the success of those who come through our doors.
Greatest accomplishment: Being able to work with people to achieve their dreams.
Success is...When people can achieve their dreams and goals through education.
Favorite Quote: "If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it." – Muhammad Ali
Current Project/s: Transforming Pima Community College into a top-notch, student-centered institution.
How has NACCE impacted your work?
Community colleges have to start thinking entrepreneurially and creating our own opportunities. This is what NACCE is about. It's a great source of innovative ideas.