Jeannetta Hollins, Ph.D. joins Mesa Community College as Vice President of Student Affairs

MESA, Arizona – Jan. 25, 2024 – Mesa Community College is pleased to announce Jeannetta Hollins, Ph.D. as its Vice President of Student Affairs. She officially assumed her duties on Jan. 8, 2024.

Experienced in strategic oversight for student affairs and enrollment management, Hollins provides leadership and direction to MCC teams offering student services and programs supporting the success and well-being of the college’s diverse student body.

“I’m so pleased to be joining MCC,” said Hollins. “I look forward to working with the team to enhance the student experience including the focus on diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging.”

Prior to joining MCC, Hollins’ last executive role was Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Virginia Peninsula Community College in Hampton, Virginia.

Experienced overseeing a broad portfolio of areas critical to the student experience at two- and four-year public institutions, Hollins has served as Dean for Community Partnerships, Assistant Dean for Student Success; Director for Academic Advising, Student Success and Transfer Services; Financial Aid Coordinator; Acting Director of Operations and Planning; Coordinator, Student Academic Success; Financial Aid Advisor and Academic Counselor.

Hollins’ career began in mental health and substance abuse counseling. Thereafter, she worked in alternative education and school counseling for charter and public-school systems.

A native of Pittsburgh, Hollins earned a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University, a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for university transfer, career and technical programs, civic engagement, service-learning and innovative approaches to education. On average MCC students provide 23,000 hours of community service annually. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 25,400 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations through a combination of modalities. MCC is transforming how it champions student success through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution with nearly 50% of its students being the first in their families to attend college. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges; its American Indian Institute serves students from the 22 federally recognized Arizona tribes as well as out-of-state tribes. The diverse student body includes hundreds of international students from around the world. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to attain their goals. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O'odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit to learn more.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2024