Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Phoenix College Names Paul DeRose Head of Administrative Services

Phoenix College Names Paul DeRose Head of Administrative Services

Following a nation-wide search, Phoenix College has named Paul DeRose as the new Vice President of Administrative Services, effective November 8, 2010.

DeRose has served as the Interim Vice President of Administrative Services at Phoenix College for the past nine months. He has more than 17 years experience working for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) in business and administrative services, including more than a decade at Phoenix College.

“Paul’s stellar contributions to the talented Phoenix College family include a collaborative leadership style, a wealth of knowledge, and extensive experience,” said Phoenix College president Dr. Anna Solley. “We are delighted that he will use his expertise to direct the fiscal and general operation of the college, which directly affects the delivery of teaching and learning experiences that inspire success among our students.”

As chief operational officer, DeRose is a member of Phoenix College’s senior management team. His duties include oversight of the areas of business services, information technology, operations, employee services, public safety, and athletics. Phoenix College serves over 30,000 students each year and is the flagship of the Maricopa County Community College District, which is the largest provider of health care workers and job training in Arizona and one of the largest providers of higher education in the United States.

“Administrative Services plays an integral role in providing services that support the college’s mission of delivering teaching and learning experiences,” said DeRose. “I am very excited for the opportunity to provide leadership to this area.”

DeRose has played an active role in budget development for Phoenix College. His leadership contributed to the college’s ability to overcome over $3 million in operational budget reductions during the last five years. In addition, he is actively involved with the college’s capital development plan, and provides direction to the $24 million renovation project of Hannelly Center and Learning Center building.

With a transparent approach to budgeting and processes, DeRose has been instrumental in establishing collaborative working relationships within the campus community and throughout MCCCD. He has actively participated on the Phoenix College Budget Review Committee for 10 years, serving as a co-chair for five years. In addition, he is currently working to improve systems and processes throughout MCCCD as a member of several of Chancellor Rufus Glasper’s 21st Century Maricopa work teams.

DeRose holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. His educational goals include the pursuit of Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. For the past four years, he has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Phoenix College Business department.

DeRose resides in Mesa with his wife and two daughters.

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