Eikenberry appointed to CCC District Governing Board


Longtime Williams resident Eric Eikenberry has been appointed to the Coconino Community College District Governing Board.



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Williams resident Eric Eikenberry has been appointed to the Coconino Community College District Governing Board.


"All of my adult life, I've been a huge advocate and supportive of the community college mission," Eikenberry said. "And since I've been living here, I've supported the CCC mission in particular. I'm delighted to be appointed and can't wait to serve our students and community."


CCC President Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D., said, "Eric Eikenberry brings a great deal of experience in community college education to his service on the Coconino Community College District Governing Board. With his commitment to the mission of the college and his desire to serve the community, he will make a great addition to our board. We are looking forward to working with him and having his representation of Williams on our board."


Eikenberry will be representing District 3, which covers much of the western portion of Coconino County, including his hometown of Williams. He brings 20 years of experience as a community college administrator and once supervised distance learning, occupational and vocational programs, academic programs and centers, non-credit education, and a federal jobs grant.


In the 40 years he has lived in Williams, Eikenberry has owned a construction company, a bed and breakfast, served as the chamber of commerce director, worked as an emergency medical technician, and robbed and entertained passengers on the Grand Canyon Railway. Prior to his recent retirement, he used his experience as a U.S. Marine Corps veteran to counsel other veterans and National Guard soldiers on employment and education.


A product of the community college system, Eikenberry earned an Associate of Arts degree from Mesa Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University, and a Master's in Education from Northern Arizona University. He previously served on the CCC District Governing Board in 2007 and 2008.


Eikenberry replaces Dr. Marie Peoples, who recently accepted the position of city manager for Webster Groves, Mo.


Eikenberry, who was sworn into the post on Jan. 14, 2021, by Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Tommy Lewis, will be present at the next DGB meeting, which will be conducted "virtually" via videoconferencing starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20.


About Coconino Community College


CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County since 1991. The College has the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education. 


CCC provides affordable tuition and offers certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in academic and career fields. CCC also has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities, including the award-winning CCC2NAU.


CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County and Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Zoom video conferencing classes to meet the needs of students in rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.



Friday, 15th January 2021

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  • Friday, 15th January 2021