Staff & Contacts

Leah Palmer, Interim Director

As the director of this center, I am Committed to providing a front door to Mesa Community College for business and industry partners that will connect the needed resources and programs to serve our region and community with a skilled workforce. With over 15 Years of experience exploring opportunities through partnership development, welfare reform, nonprofit programming and work as an adjunct faculty member, this adds to our capacity for finding the solutions that will bring innovation practices and shared resources to the workforce development table. Mesa Community College has talented faculty and a variety of programs that could become the answer to your education and training needs. I look forward to being your link to the cost effective and responsive answers that will help you succeed.

Phone: 480-688-9801   |   Email:

Patricia Esparza

As the Center's Coordinator of Partnership Programs, I am dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction in managing the diverse needs of the partnerships and workforce projects. With a long history of working with business and industry, building community relationships, and serving the East Valley region for many years, I can help you identify and pursue opportunities that will help your project succeed. We invite you to meet with us to discuss how MCC's Center for Workforce and Community Partnerships can help you prosper in today's global economy.


Contact Center for Workforce & Community Partnerships

Downtown Center

Building: DTC Downtown Center
P: 480-461-6330
F: 480-844-3285


Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 7 pm
Fri: 8 am – 5 pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 7 am – 6 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun