Greg Reents

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Distinguished MCC Staff
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Greg Reents is a United States Air Force veteran and global advocate for cultural diversity. His heartfelt mission has focused on veterans, foster youth, marginalized communities, and adult learners. His personal experiences shape the compassion and empathy that are hallmarks of his endeavors fostering student success.

Greg began his career at MCC in 2003 as the director of Student Life and Leadership. Now the director of Recruitment and Outreach, he has left an indelible mark through outreach and student success programs over the years. Greg has cultivated an expansive community of caring and engaged staff, faculty, and community leaders.

There is an impressive list of award-winning programs he has been party to initiating and growing. Greg was on the inaugural Connect 4 Success Mentoring Program team, which received the MCC 2012 Diversity Advisory Council Team Award of Excellence. He co-led another DAC awarded program -- the first diversity conference for African American Students -- hosting over 200 African American and students of color in collaboration with the Tempe Union High School District.

Greg has developed strong connections with Mesa Public Schools, the Tempe Unified High School District, and East Valley Institute of Technology. His stellar reputation and collaborative skills helped create partnerships with the East Valley Counselor Symposium, Mesa Chambers of Commerce, Gilbert Business and Education, AZ Opportunity Youth, Special Olympics, Mesa United Way, City of Mesa Police Department, Race for the Cure Teams, and the Latino Town Hall.

His dedication to service is reflected in his personal life, which includes walking a daily route to check on the poorly sheltered in the community.

For a link to the full video of the ceremony, please visit MCC Hall of Fame 2022.