Dr. Pan and Sonia FilanCongratulations to MCC President, Dr. Shouan Pan, on receiving the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award.
MCC's Director of Institutional Advancement, Sonia Filan, presented the award, describing Dr. Pan as a leader who came from humble beginnings and now demonstrates exemplary service in his current role of leadership at Mesa Community College. Dr. Pan is also committed to extensive community involvement.
The award was presented by the Chair Academy at the organization's 22nd Annual Conference held at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Phoenix. The Chair Academy's mission is focused on designing and conducting leadership training and development programs to advance academic and administrative leadership.
The Paul A. Elsner Award is named after Dr. Paul A. Elsner, Chancellor Emeritus of the Maricopa County Community College District. Dr. Elsner is recognized nationally and internationally as an exemplary leader in community and technical colleges and higher education.
Additionally, MCC's Jim Mabry received the Sponsor award on behalf of the Academy and Roger Yohe was singled out for an Exemplary Leader Award. The Academy thanked Sasan Poureetezadi for his involvement in the conference.
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona.