Maricopa Community Colleges

Governing Board


The Governing Board of the Maricopa County Community College District is currently made up of five persons, elected from geographical districts making up all of this Arizona County. The Board will expand to include two at-large+ positions in 2014. Board members are elected in staggered years to four-year terms.

Governing Board Member Position District Current Term Expires
Mr. Doyle W. Burke Member 1 December 31, 2016
Mr. Alfredo Gutierrez Member 5 December 31, 2014*
Mr. Randolph Elias Lumm Secretary 4 December 31, 2014
Mrs. Debra Pearson Member 3 December 31, 2014
Mr. Dana G. Saar President 2 December 31, 2016
TBA Member At-Large To be elected November 2014;
Term would expire December 31, 2018**
TBA Member At-Large To be elected November 2014;
Term would expire December 31, 2016**
*The District 5 seat will be up for election fall 2014 and the elected candidate will serve through December 31, 2016.
**At-Large members would serve different terms initially—the candidate receiving the largest number of votes will serve four years, the candidate receiving the next largest number of votes will serve two years. Subsequently, At-Large members will serve four-year terms. (As of 10/16/13)
+The state Superior Court recently ruled that the legislation creating the new at-large seats is unconstitutional. The state Supreme Court is will soon be hearing an appeal to that decision. If the Supreme Court upholds the Superior Court ruling, the at-large seats will not be included in the November 4, 2014 election. (Revised 08/20/14)

Upcoming Elections

The next election will be held on November 4, 2014. Districts 3, 4, and 5 will be up for election along with two At-Large+ member positions. For information on the election process for Maricopa County, check out the Maricopa County Recorder’s website: Candidate/Campaign Information Center: Maricopa County


Board members routinely meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month to direct the activities of the District under powers given them pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §15-1444. Public notices of board meetings are posted outside the Governing Board Room located on the second floor of the District Support Services Center. They are also posted on the Governing Board website under menu option Legal Notices.

Contact Information

Members of the Governing Board may be contacted by mail at:

Office of the Governing Board
Maricopa Community Colleges
2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Inquiries to the Governing Board Office may be made to Tina Emmons, Assistant to the Governing Board, at (480) 731-8889.

Useful Resources

Please Note: The Maricopa County Community College District endeavors to make all public meetings accessible to persons with disabilities or individuals with Limited English Proficiency. To ensure the provision of appropriate or reasonable accommodations, please submit your request within 24 hours of the posting of the agenda. A copy of all agenda materials will be available on the Wednesday preceding the scheduled meeting in most instances. Without advance notice we are unable to guarantee accommodations of choice. For a literal translation of this agenda, the web tool Google Translate is located on the bottom of the menu bar to the left. For more information, please contact Tina Emmons at (480) 731-8889.

All reasonable efforts are made to keep the material on the Governing Board website current, but full reliance can only be made on official records located in the Governing Board Office or Office of General Counsel at the District Support Services Center (District Office).