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