CCC District Governing Board officials sworn in

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Coconino Community College announced at their January 27, 2015 District Governing Board Meeting that District Governing Board representatives Dr. Nathaniel White, District 1, Gioia Goodrum, District 3, and Patrick Hurley, District 4, were recently sworn in by Coconino County Officials.

Ms. Goodrum was appointed to serve a one-year term in December 2013 when her predecessor resigned before the term expired. Goodrum was elected to serve the rest of the District 3 term ending in December of 2016. Dr. White, who began serving on the Board in January 1999, and Mr. Hurley, who has served since January 2004, were re-elected for 6 year terms. Other members of the Board include Lloyd Hammonds, District 5, and Patricia Garcia, District 2. Mr. Hammonds's term expires December 31, 2018, and Ms. Garcia's term expires December 31, 2016.

District Governing Board members represent districts that are the same as the Coconino County Board of Supervisors. District Governing Board members are unpaid public servants and function as a single unit. The board, because it is comprised of elected officials, acts as a community bridge. It sets the policy and direction of the institution based on the concerns of its constituency, and evaluates the implementation of that policy. The board is not elected to represent the views of the education professional.

The Community College District Governing Board employs a chief executive officer to act as the institutional leader and to implement the policies established by the board. The CEO is instrumental in promoting a district climate to support educational goals, and the fiscal health and stability of the college.

For more information about the District Governing Board members go to, or for more information on District Governing Boards and their role in the governance of the Community Colleges of Arizona go to

About Coconino Community College

Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College as shown by the fact that CCC is ranked among the top 50 community colleges in the U.S., according to education website,, which cites factors such as learning outcomes and student support. CNN Money has ranked CCC as No. 25 in its listing of the best community college values. The College has served residents across 18,000 sq. mi. of Coconino County since 1991 and helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region.

The award-winning CCC2NAU program has become a state and national model for transitioning community college students to a four-year university. The program has served more than 1,700 students, compared to a starting cohort of 15 in 2008.

The CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU. The program focuses on a truly seamless transition from CCC to NAU.

The College provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 60 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business.

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands with instructional sites that offer classes through online, in person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC's student population comprises Native American learners and Community College Week says CCC was ranked as number 29 in 2012 for all community colleges awarding associate degrees to Native American students.

When CCC first opened its doors, nearly 1,000 students enrolled at the Flagstaff campus in the first semester. Since then, the college has experienced an astounding growth rate and today serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Lone Tree campus houses the College's administration offices, as well as the majority of the general education courses. The Flagstaff Fourth Street campus houses the Flagstaff Medical Center Institute for Nursing Education as well as other vocational programs like fire science and construction management.

For more information, please visit the Coconino Community College website at

Tuesday, 10th February 2015

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