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Dr William Crawford III
William Crawford III
Vice President
Student Affairs


Dr. William H. Crawford III serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, one of the Maricopa Community Colleges.  Bill Crawford, as he is commonly known, was formerly the Dean of Career and Technical Education at CGCC and began his employment at Chandler-Gilbert in July 2003 as an Associate Dean – progressing to Senior Associate Dean.

Vice President Crawford's experience in higher education includes serving as an Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chair of Mesa Community College's (MCC) Administration of Justice Studies Department, ten years as a residential faculty member and seven years as adjunct faculty.
Prior to the Maricopa Community College District, Dr. Crawford was employed by the Phoenix Police Department where he held numerous leadership positions and served with distinction for over twenty three years.
Bill is very proud of the fact that he is a product of the community college system and speaks often to students, parents and community leaders about its impact and influence on his life.  He is passionate and dedicated to student success and the mission of the community college system in responding to the needs of our communities and its residents.

William Crawford holds both Doctorate and Master of Education degrees from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University.

Dr Sylvia Orr
Sylvia Orr
Interim Vice President
Academic Affairs



Dr. Sylvia Orr

Bradley Kendrex
Bradley Kendrex
Vice President
Administrative Services


Bradley Kendrex serves as the Vice President of Administrative Services as of July 1, 2015.

Prior to his appointment to Vice President, Brad was the Associate Dean of Business and Financial Services.  He began that position in March of 2012.

Before joining CGCC, Brad held positions in state and local government, most recently serving as the Budget & Finance Administrator for the Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court. Brad's financial management experience spans a wide range of disciplines including law enforcement, judicial operations, transportation, economic development, and administrative services. Brad's involvement in higher education began at Rio Salado College, where he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member since 2007.

Brad earned an M.P.A. in Public Administration from Arizona State University as well as a B.S. in Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business and Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.

Dr Charles Nwankwo
Charles Nwankwo
Vice President
Information Technology/Media Services

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Dr. Charles Nwankwo serves as Vice President of Information Technology and Media Services.  In his position provides leadership to ensure that the technological services of the college meet the present and future needs of all students, faculty and staff.

Dr. Nwankwo formerly served as the chief information resources and technology officer at SOWELA Technical Community College in the Louisiana Community College System. Prior to that position, he worked in the district information technology office of Houston Community College System in Houston, Texas. In addition to his leadership roles, Nwankwo has continued to teach as adjunct faculty in the classroom and online. His courses include biology, general biology, environmental science, earth science, oceanography and historical geology. Nwankwo earned his doctoral degree in education administration with emphasis on community college leadership from the University of Texas, a master's degree in environmental science and a bachelor's degree in environmental biology from the University of Houston.

Dr Cindy Barnes
Cindy Barnes
Community Affairs and Resource Development


Dr. Cindy Barnes serves as the Dean of Community Affairs and Resource Development.  She is a fourth generation Arizona native who attended CGCC in the late 1980's.  Cindy was formerly with Qwest Communications as a Senior Community Affairs Manager.   Prior to her work at Qwest Communications, Cindy served as the Director of Graduate Alumni Affairs at Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business.  She also served as a member of ASU's College of Public Programs Alumni Board for more than a decade.  Cindy has experience in working and partnering with all levels of the educational continuum, as well as state and local government, community-based organizations, foundations, corporations, and non-profits.

Cindy has a Ph.D. in Public Administration, an M.S. in Recreation Administration, and a B.S. in Communication, all from Arizona State University.  Additionally she has a certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College's Center for Corporate Citizenship, and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation.

Daniel Herbst
Daniel Herbst
Student Affairs


Daniel Herbst is the Dean of Student Affairs at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Dan began his career in student affairs more than 22 years ago and recently served as Dean of Students and Interim Vice President of Student Affairs at Phoenix College before beginning his position at CGCC on June 1, 2011.   He enjoys focusing on student concerns and assisting students with the successful completion of their academic goals.

In addition to his positions in the Maricopa Community College system, Dan has held student affairs positions at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Kaskaskia College, Washington University, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and Lincoln College.

Dan received his Doctorate of Education from Ferris State University.

Chris Schnick
Chris Schnick
Arts and Sciences

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Chris Schnick serves as the Dean of Arts and Sciences. In his nearly two decades work as a composition instructor at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, he served as the service-learning faculty liaison who helped faculty effectively use service learning in their classes, co-chair of our learning community committee which worked to ensure faculty prepared to work and teach together successfully, and co-writer and facilitator of a national grant that developed global learning outcomes for our college to help infuse global learning in our curriculum. He has also worked as CGCC’s college’s faculty developer and as our co-curricular events coordinator– roles in which he helped faculty learn and incorporate best practices into their instruction.

Chris believes in the importance of sustaining meaningful relationships; the power of telling stories to help realize a vision; the need to obtain, use, share, reflect, and act on data; and the wisdom of creating learning outcomes together to shape direction. He is driven by working with CGCC employees to collectively empower students to learn, succeed and persist.  Chris holds a Master of Arts.