Governor Appoints MCC President to State Cmsn.

MESA, Ariz. -- Gov. Jan Brewer appointed, and the Senate approved, Mesa Community College President Dr. Shouan Pan to serve on the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE). Dr. Pan will serve a four-year term representing a community college district with a population of more than 500,000 people.

“Dr. Pan’s leadership and experience at Mesa as well as community colleges across the nation will be invaluable to the Commission. The community college is the starting point for the largest segment of Arizona’s college students. Moreover, President Pan’s extensive experience in student affairs will be invaluable in addressing Arizona’s college access and student financial aid issues. I am so pleased with his appointment and I look forward to working with him over the next four years,” said Dr. April Osborn, Executive Director, Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.

“I look forward to collaborating with fellow commissioners to make postsecondary education more accessible for Arizona students,” said MCC President Dr. Pan. “MCC is committed to student success and providing the support students need to complete a college education.”

Dr. Pan will serve as one of 16 ACPE commissioners working to expand access to, and increasing success in, postsecondary education for Arizona citizens.

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About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit

About the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
The ACPE is a state organization charged with expanding access and increasing success in postsecondary education. It strives to increase available student financial assistance, identify and implement strategies to help students and their families plan and succeed in postsecondary education, and provide a forum for postsecondary education leaders to work together to solve issues. Learn more at

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an
equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014