Shouan Pan became president of Mesa Community College in March, 2008. He has been a champion of success for MCC students and employees from his first days on campus. Within a short time he has defined himself as an energetic and insightful partner in community, business and industry collaborations. Central to his leadership effort is building an exceptional college with national standing in collaboration with the faculty, the support staff, and the administrative team.

Shouan has a long and distinguished career in education. Before joining MCC, he was Provost of Broward Community College – South Campus for five years. Prior to Broward, 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 known for his leadership roles in education, business and community organizations, helping to ensure a vibrant City of Mesa and surrounding communities. He serves as vice chair of the national Campus Compact, board member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, board member of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council, Commissioner for AZ Commission for Postsecondary Education, co-Chair of International Presidents’ Board for the Chair Academy, East Valley Think Tank, Mesa United Way, Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and International Leadership Committee of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Shouan has been bestowed numerous honors and awards during his career for his commitment to educational and leadership excellence. Among them: Paul Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award; Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction, Educator of the Year, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc.; Executive Leadership Institute, League for Innovation in the Community College; Chancellor's Leadership Seminar, Florida Community Colleges; Kellogg Fellow, League for Innovation 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 earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University. Shouan 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.