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Office of the President

President Stacy Klippenstein, Ed.D.

President Stacy Klippenstein, Ed.D.

Mohave Community College is a special place and I am excited to serve as the sixth president of this great institution. For nearly 50 years, MCC has served Mohave County and Western Arizona with a strong commitment to student access and success, community enrichment, and creating a skilled workforce.  This commitment will continue. 

If you are a current student, I wish you continued success on your educational and career path.  I trust MCC has done everything we can to provide you the best educational environment possible.  If you are looking to attend MCC, I believe you find us open and ready to assist and provide the services necessary to help you on this next adventure. 

MCC is filled with committed faculty, staff and students.  Our success stories include nationally ranked nursing programs, top ranked business education, high job placement rates for our allied health and CTE programs, a high percentage of transfer students earning bachelor’s degrees, and hundreds of high school students earning college credits through dual enrollment each year.  Along with great higher education options, we also have many non-credit courses that offer  lifelong learning through our community and corporate education division.   We are always looking to  be active members of the communities we serve and look forward to taking part in many fun events that bring people together, such as the county fair, festivals and parades.

Overall, Mohave Community College is about Improving Lives…Improving Communities.  Thanks for being part of this institution.  Go Bighorns!

President’s Annual Report 

annual report 2020-2021

President Klippenstein’s Bio

Dr. Stacy Klippenstein was chosen by the College Board of Governors to serve as President of Mohave Community College beginning July 1, 2019.  Prior to joining Mohave Community College, Dr. Klippenstein served as the President of Miles Community College in Miles City, Montana from January 2014 – June 14, 2019.  Previously, Dr. Klippenstein served as the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Montana State University Billings, which includes a two-year technical college.  From this experience, Dr. Klippenstein became passionate about two-year education and helping students attain industry recognized credentials, certificates, and two-year degrees.  He knows that a college education can transform the lives of so many and a community college contributes to the economic growth of any small, rural community.  Prior to his time at Montana State University Billings, Dr. Klippenstein served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Housing and New Student Programs at Central Washington University.  He has also worked at Texas Tech University and Northern Arizona University in various capacities.  He received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University Billings) and a doctorate in higher education leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  Dr. Klippenstein also serves as an Associate Consultant for the Strategic Enrollment Planning division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz.  Over the past 30 years, Dr. Klippenstein has instructed many first-year experience, student leadership, psychology, and graduate courses.

Dr. Klippenstein is married to Carrie Klippenstein and has two sons, Steven and Ty.  Both are successful college graduates.  In his spare time, Dr. Klippenstein enjoys a round of golf, spending time outdoors, traveling with Carrie, and spending time with friends and family. 

Leadership Team

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Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Instruction
Dr. Tim Culver
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Dean of Enrollment and Student Services
Ana Masterson
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Dean of Workforce & Partnership Development
Dr. Kirk Lacy
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Dean of General Education & Transfer (Interim)
Lucinda Leugers, Ph.D.
Dr. Liliya Tischenko, MCC Dean of Health Professions.

Dean of Health Professions
Dr. Liliya Tishchenko 
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Vice President for Administrative Services
Jennifer Dixon
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Chief Financial Officer
Sonni Marbury
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Chief Information Officer
Mark VanPelt
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Director of Employee Services
Jennifer Picard
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Director of Facilities Management
Don Montgomery
Dr. W. Tramaine Rausaw, MCC Vice President of Student and Community Engagement.

Vice President for Student & Community Engagement
 Dr. W. Tramaine Rausaw
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Dean of Student and Community Engagement – Bullhead City
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Dean of Student and Community Engagement – Lake Havasu City
Maria Ayon
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Chief Institutional Planning & Advancement Officer
Shawn Bristle
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Dean of Student and Community Engagement – North Mohave
John Cawley

About MCC

Additional Information

Accreditation Information
Alumni
Board of Governors
Campus Safety
College Area Overview
Facilities Use & Rental
History Of Leadership
History of MCC
Human Resources
Institutional Research
Leadership Academy Information
MCC Foundation
Mission, Goals, Values Vision Statement
President’s Message of Respect, Support & Acceptance
Transfer Partners & Institutional Affiliations



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