Dr. KearnsMichael Kearns, President

Dr. Michael J. Kearns received a doctorate of dental surgery from Case Western Reserve University Dental School, an MBA from Cleveland State University, and a bachelor of science degree from John Carroll University. Following 24 years in private practice, Dr. Kearns accepted the position of founding director of the MCC Dental Hygiene program. He was later advanced to dean of Bullhead City Campus of MCC, and then to vice chancellor of instruction for MCC. Prior to his move to MCC, he had also served as the dental director of the Cleveland Development Center, as a faculty member for Lorain County Community College, and a board member for a public library and a school district.

He was appointed for three years to the Commission for Communication and Marketing of the American Association of Community Colleges, serves on the executive committee of Arizona Community College Coordinating Council, the Mohave/La Paz Counties Local Workforce Investment Board, is co-chair of both the Getting AHEAD Project, Oversight Committee and the Joint Council of Presidents, has served on Arizona Ready Council, the Arizona Governor’s P-20 Coordinating Council, chairman of the Arizona Community College Presidents Council and he served for five years on the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center Board of Directors.

It’s an honor and a privilege to serve as president of Mohave Community College.

For eight years, we have seen MCC grow in enrollment and program offerings. We have seen the college become academically and financially sound and well-respected by the community and, most importantly, by its students.

During this academic year and for years to come, the focus at MCC will be on providing a top quality education experience for the people of Mohave County and its surrounding communities.

Paramount will be the curriculum – the coursework that will make it possible for people to become more skilled, more valuable in the workplace and better able to achieve a higher quality of life because of their advanced education.

MCC will concentrate on quality in the delivery of instruction by its faculty and through the high-tech channels that are becoming more and more popular with busy students.

Guiding every phase of the education process is quality customer service. From the time potential students first come to campus, until we are shaking their hands at graduation, we want to assure that they feel welcome, appreciated, valued and excited about their relationship with everyone they meet at MCC.

From the appearance of our buildings and landscaping to the operation of all facilities, we will assure that not only students, but the communities at large feel proud of their community college.

As we move toward the year 2020 and the increasing demand for higher education in Mohave County, our sights will be set on assuring that the college can provide an environment where all residents can enrich their lives through education. Working together as a college and community, I am confident we will achieve that goal.


Michael J. Kearns, President


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Chief Academic Officer
Stephen Eaton
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Chief Financial Officer
Sonni Marbury
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Chief Human Resources Officer
Jennifer Dixon
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Chief Information Officer
Mark VanPelt
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Chief Student Services Officer
Ana Masterson
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Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer
Shawn Bristle