Clark State provost leaving for president’s role at Arizona community college

Tiffany Hunter, provost and vice president of Academic

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Tiffany Hunter, provost and vice president of Academic

Clark State College’s provost and vice president of academic affairs has accepted a new position at another college.

Tiffany Hunter will be the president of Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) in Phoenix, Arizona, starting in July, the college announced in a release.

“I am so humbled, honored, and blessed to have been selected as the sixth president of Paradise Valley Community College,” Hunter said. “My time and experiences at Clark State have helped to prepare me for this next step in my career and for that I’m grateful.”

Hunter has worked in higher education for 21 years and in administrative roles in both two- and four-year institutions for over 15 years, the release stated. She has served as Clark State’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs since 2020. Before that, she served as dean of education and human services at Florida State College in Jacksonville for seven years, and she also serves on various local and national committees.

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President Jo Alice Blondin said Hunter is “a champion of students like no other.”

“Her strong academic preparation and background, service as a faculty member, dean, Vice President, and Provost have put her on the path to a community college presidency,” she said. “This is a tremendous opportunity for a talented leader who has proven herself as a student-centered, equity-minded, and quality assurance-focused leader at Clark State and in many other positions.”

In 2021, Hunter was also selected as one of 40 leaders for the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship through the Aspen Institute of College Excellence Program, which is a selective leadership program that prepares the next generation of community college presidents to help transform institutions to achieve higher levels of student success.

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“When a community college leader is selected for the Aspen Institute, it is only a matter of time before their talents are recognized and they are offered a presidency,” Blondin said.

Hunter said the Clark State faculty, staff, students, administration and community will always hold a special place in her heart as they have been an integral part of her career growth.

“Special thanks to Dr. Blondin and the Board of Trustees for their support and encouragement during my time,” she said. “The leadership training that I’ve had throughout my career and currently as an Aspen Rising Presidential Fellow, will serve me well as I embark on this next phase of my career.”

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