An advocate for higher education

As the highest ranking administrative official of the Maricopa Community Colleges system, our Chancellor guides the mission and vision of the District, spearheading initiatives that promote economic prosperity and academic and civic opportunities throughout Maricopa County.

Advocating for education

Working to ensure Maricopa can provide a quality education for as many students as possible.

Promoting prosperity

Leading the charge for regional workforce development initiatives in the greater Phoenix area.

Championing values

Guided by values of inclusiveness, diversity, and integrity.

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Meet the Chancellor

With a career spanning nearly 25 years at Maricopa Community Colleges, Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick oversees operations for the system, which serves 200,000 students annually and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff members across our 10 colleges.

Community involvement

Civic responsibility is an integral part of Maricopa’s mission, and the Chancellor leads by example to encourage community involvement.
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MCCCD Launches United Way Campaign

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MCCCD Launches Sanford Institute of Philanthropy to Serve Arizona Nonprofits

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Valley's Most Admired Leaders selected by 'Phoenix Business Journal'

Awards and recognition

The Chancellor is a strong advocate for higher education in our local community and beyond. Her commitment to ensuring Maricopa’s success – and yours – is clear in the growing list of awards she has earned for her efforts.
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Chancellor Named Valley Leadership’s 68th Annual Woman of the Year

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Chancellor Harper-Marinick Named 2016 ATHENA Award Recipient

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Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick Recognized Among Phoenix Leaders