CCC governing board member resigns

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Coconino Community College President Dr. Leah Bornstein announced today that District Board Member Gioia Goodrum has resigned her position.

Goodrum's last official day with the board will be May 8. Goodrum will be attending commencement, and the board will have a special meeting prior to commencement to discuss the appointment process for a new board member.

"Gioia has contributed greatly to CCC during her tenure as Board member," Dr. Bornstein said. "There have been many difficult decisions the Board has grappled with over the past year and a half, and Gioia has been thoughtful, insightful and logical in her analysis and comments. She will be greatly missed by all of us, and I look forward to watching CCC grow and thrive in the future."

Goodrum has accepted a position in California. Prior to accepting the position, she served as President and CEO of the Williams Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce in Williams. She holds an MBA from Simmons College and a bachelor's degree from Boston University.

Goodrum, who served as vice chair and secretary, represented District 3 (Williams) and was appointed to the board in December 2013. She was re-appointed to the post in December 2014 to serve for two more years.

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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.


Wednesday, 6th May 2015

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