Biography

Shouan Pan became president of Mesa Community College in March, 2008. From his first days on campus, he has been a champion of success for MCC students and employees. Within a short time he has defined himself as a strong, collaborative partner in the community.

Shouan has a long and distinguished career in education. Prior to joining MCC, he was Provost of Broward Community College – South Campus for approximately five years. Previously, he was Executive Dean of Instruction and Student Services at Florida Community College at Jacksonville; Dean of Student Life, Community College of Philadelphia; Recruitment and Retention Administrator and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Northern Arizona University; Director of Residence Life, Central Arizona College, Coolidge, Arizona; and Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of International Education, Hefei Polytechnic University, Hefei, Anhui, P.R. China.

Shouan's commitment to ensuring a healthy and vibrant City of Mesa as well as surrounding communities is noted by his leadership roles in education and community organizations. He is involved with the Polytechnic Campus Community Board of Arizona State University, Mesa Baseline Rotary, and International Leadership Committee of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Shouan serves as a board member for the American Association of Community Colleges, MCC's Chair Academy, East Valley Think Tank, Mesa United Way, East Valley Partnership, Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and National Asian/Pacific Islander Council. He is also chair of the Global Education Commissions.

The honors and awards Shouan has received during his career exemplify his commitment to excellence. Among those honors are: Educator of the Year, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc.; Executive Leadership Institute, League of Innovations in Community Colleges; Chancellor's Leadership Seminar, Florida Community Colleges; Kellogg Fellow, League of Innovations in the Community College and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honor Society, Northern Arizona University; Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University; and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Iowa State University.

Shouan holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University. He has a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hefei Polytechnic University, P.R. China.

Shouan and his wife, Queenie Chen, have two sons, Nathan and Ryan.