Patrick J. Burkhart joined Mesa Community College as Provost in July 2012. His areas of responsibility include the Red Mountain Campus, the MCC Downtown Center and Workforce Development.
Patrick brings more than 35 years of management and executive leadership experience in higher education, non-profit and government to MCC. He has an extensive background in directing and catalyzing innovative programs in economic development, workforce development, philanthropy and federally funded research.
Most recently, Patrick served as Director of Maricopa Workforce Connections. His professional background also includes 22 years at Arizona State University, serving in several key leadership roles including Vice President of the ASU Foundation and Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives.
He earned both his Master of Business Administration degree and his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Patrick has served on a wide range of non-profit boards and collaborative community ventures. Presently he is a member of the board at the Arizona Association for Economic Development, a founding member of the Maricopa Human Capital Collaborative, a member of the ASU Polytechnic Community Advisory Committee and a member of the Mesa Counts on College Workforce Committee.
Patrick and his wife, Ann, share a passion and appreciation for photographing Arizona’s pristine ecosystems, as well as the amazing diversity of plants, pollinators, and migratory birds that can be found in the state.