Maricopa Community College Chancellor Rufus Glasper Appointed to Homeland Security Advisory Council

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The new council, comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders, is charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues.

Dr. Rufus Glasper

Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges

Chancellor Glasper’s extensive experience and expertise will make him a valuable asset to the Council. --DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has appointed Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The new council, comprised of prominent university presidents and academic leaders, is charged with advising the Secretary and senior leadership at the Department on several key issues.

“Chancellor Glasper’s extensive experience and expertise will make him a valuable asset to the Council,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I look forward to working with him on these critical issues.”

The new council underscores the Department’s commitment to working with the academic community. In this noteworthy role, Chancellor Glasper will provide advice and recommendations on issues related to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges.

Dr. Glasper was appointed Chancellor in September 2003. Earlier, he served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Human Resources and Administration. Before coming to Maricopa, he served as Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting for the Chicago Public Schools. Chancellor Glasper holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), a Master's in school business administration from Northern Illinois University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in higher education finance from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Glasper will attend the group’s inaugural meeting on March 20 in Washington, D.C.

The Maricopa County Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the nation. It includes 10 colleges – Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Estrella Mountain Community College, GateWay Community College, Glendale Community College, Mesa Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix College, Rio Salado College, Scottsdale Community College and South Mountain Community College. The District also includes the Maricopa Skill Center, Southwest Skill Center, several satellite campuses and business/industry; technical and customized training institutes.

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