Sonia Filan, MCC’s Director of Institutional Advancement, presented the award, describing Dr. Pan as a leader who came from humble beginnings and now demonstrates exemplary service in his current role.

Congratulations to MCC President, Dr. Shouan Pan, on receiving the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award.

The Chair Academy presented the award at its 22nd Annual Conference. The Chair Academy's mission focuses on designing and conducting leadership training and development programs to advance academic and administrative leadership.

The Paul A. Elsner Award is named after Dr. Paul A. Elsner, Chancellor Emeritus of the Maricopa County Community College District. Dr. Elsner is recognized internationally as an exemplary leader in higher education.

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