Office of the President
Dr. Rivera serves on the Board of Directors for both the Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC) and Abrazo Health-West Campus. Additionally, he assists EMCC’s Reaffirmation of Accreditation by serving on the Higher Learning Commission’s Peer Reviewer Corps.
He has held several leadership positions at EMCC including Division Chairperson of Science and Mathematics, Principal Investigator for two National Science Foundation grants, and Interim Dean of Occupational Education. He was recently selected as a 2019 Aspen Presidential Fellow.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Rivera earned his Ed.D. in higher and post-secondary education at Arizona State University, his Master of Science degree in mathematics at Purdue University, and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his academic and professional accomplishments, Dr. Rivera is most proud of his two children, Andres and Iliana.
Office of the President Departments
- Alumni, Corporate, and Foundation Relations.
- Office of Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE)
- Marketing and Public Relations
Minerva Pargas - Chief of Staff
Angela Acuña - Assistant to the College President
Alissa Manzoiello - Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Jonathon Robles - Director of Alumni, Corporate, and Foundation Relations
John Snelling - Associate Vice President