Members of CGCC's President's Community Advisory Council (PCAC) provide information and ideas to the college that reflect community perspectives.
Each month, we will feature a current member of the PCAC. This month, we are pleased to introduce ASU Vice President of Public Affairs Angela Creedon.
1. How long have you served in your current position and what are your primary duties in this position? I have served as Assistant Vice President of the Arizona State University (ASU) Office of Public Affairs for 21 months and it has been a wonderful opportunity. My primary role in this position is community outreach for all four of our Valley campuses – we are one university in many places! I’ve maintained a close relationship with our local elected leaders, Chambers, and the East Valley Partnership along with many other organizations across the Valley. I now have the opportunity to expand my role in government relations working with the City of Phoenix.
2. How long have you served on the CGCC President's Community Advisory Council and why do you feel it's important to serve on this Council? I’ve served on the CGCC President’s Community Advisory Council for six years. I personally feel that Arizona’s community colleges play an important role in our community as well as at ASU - they promote workforce development, community leadership and social embeddedness, and also expand our role in our community and broaden support.
3. How have ASU and CGCC partnered over the years?
The partnership between ASU and CGCC is really outstanding! One great example of our relationship is the Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program (MAPP). Through MAPP, students can easily find an AAS program at CGCC that will smoothly transfer over to ASU and prepare them for the appropriate BAS. CGCC and ASU want to make getting a higher education as accessible as possible and we have 125 majors with MAPP and CGCC MAPP sign-ups continue to grow significantly. Under the leadership of Dr. Maria Hesse and Dr. Linda Lujan, CGCC’s transfer enrollment to ASU has grown by 19 percent from 2007-2008 to 2010-2011 (from 493 students to 585 students annually). It’s my belief that the ASU and CGCC partnership is not only blossoming, but it’s continuing to bloom! ASU also supports CGCC’s annual Chocolate, Champagne, and All that Jazz event, which raises money for student scholarships and the annual Heroes of Education event. It’s an honor and privilege to serve on the President’s Community Advisory Council and I look forward to continuing to serve.
4. What other community boards/councils do you serve on?
In addition to the CGCC PCAC, I currently serve on the Chandler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Public Policy Committee, East Valley Partnership board, Government Relations and Executive Committees, East Valley Fresh Start Board, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance.