All Rights Reserved. Smith said she decided to run for a seat on the board because she believes it's essential for everyone to have access to an affordable and excellent education. Explore the Fields of Interest to help you choose a career path you are interested in pursuing and explore the degree and certificate options available to you. Contact a college office of Admissions, Records and Registration. Start here to submit an admission application to one or more of our ten colleges. Student safety and his or her right to information is paramount. That’s a problem.". Board member Laurin Hendrix is being challenged by Jacqueline V. Smith in District 1, which makes up the southeastern portion of Maricopa County. Welcome to the Maricopa Community Colleges. Start here if you are a high school student enrolling in college credits at your high school. This application is for students for all of the colleges of MCCCD. I will keep taxes lower so that the community benefits from the community college but is not overtaxed. Subscribe to azcentral.com today. We are excited you have chosen to pursue your academic journey and educational goals with us. In the other contested election for a seat on the governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District, Jacqueline Smith held an early lead over incumbent Laurin Hendrix. Hendrix is a former Republican legislator who served in the House from 2008 to 2010. Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges. This application is for students for all of the colleges of MCCCD. 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Tempe, AZ 85281 Start here to submit an admission application to one or more of our ten colleges. Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) students can make changes to their academic plan here. All rights reserved. Reach the reporter at anne.ryman@arizonarepublic.com or 602-444-8072. Upcoming Availability Notice We are excited you have chosen to pursue your academic journey and educational goals with us. 2411 W. 14th St., We are excited you have chosen to pursue your academic journey and educational goals with us. Current board member Tom Nerini in District 5 and candidate Susan Bitter Smith in District 2 have no challengers. Download the MyInfo App on the App Store. Bitter Smith has a long history in public service. Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) students can make changes to their academic plan here. Welcome to the Maricopa Community Colleges. Start here if you want to take a non-credit, community or continuing education course to learn a new skill or for personal interest. "The politics need to be removed from the schools," she said. At a recent candidates' forum, she said her experience provides a different perspective that is needed on a board that often has "lay people who have not had very much direct involvement in these colleges and their mission. Maricopa Community Colleges is committed to being a public steward within the higher education industry. Hendrix said the switch would allow changes to be accomplished more quickly while still allowing faculty to have a voice. Online Admissions may be unavailable each Wednesday from 5:00 AM until 7:00 AM for regular maintenance. She is also a professor of practice at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Contact Us We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. | To be able to access all of our features, you need a browser that supports JavaScript, and it needs to be enabled. "Kids are no longer being taught how to think. He was the driving force in 2018 behind eliminating a long-standing bargaining and pay negotiating process with college faculty called "meet and confer." See Tuition Discounts for 2020-2021 For all residency statuses, the tuition rates listed below apply to each credit hour plus a $15 registration fee per semester and any additional course fees. We are excited you have chosen to pursue your academic journey and educational goals with us. | Thor is a former president of Rio Salado College, an online school that is part of the Maricopa system. Online Admissions may be unavailable each Wednesday from 5:00 AM until 7:00 AM for regular maintenance. Thor is being challenged by Boggs, a former cosmetology instructor at the East Valley Institute of Technology. Then, an internet domain name used by incumbent Hendrix expired and was taken over by Smith, who began posting messages there, urging people to vote Hendrix out of office. Enable Screen Reader Mode. The college district's governors serve for four years. About Us; Instructional Council Resources; … If reelected, he wants to explore ways community colleges can increase enrollment. Upcoming Availability Notice Maricopa Community College currently has a tax surplus. Degrees Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science Contact Us She said she wants to ensure that the community colleges continue to be an essential asset and not get bogged down by partisan politics and turmoil. Updating your academic plan may impact your plan progress, please visit with Academic Advising at your college if you have questions. Hendrix told The Republic he supports lower tuition, lower taxes and less bureaucracy. Student safety and his or her right to information is paramount. The negative tactics come amid a power struggle on the board that sets policy for one of the country's largest community college systems. Tempe, AZ 85281 Contact a college office of Admissions, Records and Registration. Explore the Fields of Interest to help you choose a career path you are interested in pursuing and explore the degree and certificate options available to you. Two other seats are open in the upcoming election based on the geographic areas in which voters live, but there are no challengers, so those races are effectively canceled, according to the Maricopa County Elections Department. All Rights Reserved. She said she resigned from her job after she was retaliated against by EVIT administration. Hendrix said he reused campaign signs this year from the 2016 election and was unaware the website listed on his signs hadn't been kept active. Boggs told The Arizona Republic that the campaign ad is "full of untruths" and disputes that she has a history of conduct that makes her unsuitable to be around students. Boggs was the target of a campaign mailer that showed a recent photo of her wearing a red tank top, mirrored sunglasses and holding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. In the election, four seats are open on the board but only two have challengers. Incumbent Linda Thor held a sizable early lead over challenger Shelli Boggs in balloting for an at-large board seat to oversee policies for one of the nation's largest community-college systems. Tips for Finding Your Classes Enter a class prefix and number combination to find those specific classes. She denies the allegations. Boggs' campaign website describes her as an advocate for students and education.