by Tim Diesch, Senior Public Information Officer, Yavapai College
“I am humbled that the governing board, college community and the community at-large selected me to serve as Yavapai College’s 10th president,” says Dr. Rhine. “Yavapai is a thriving college that is on an upward trajectory because of the vision and hard work of Dr. (Penelope) Wills, the district governing board, and the dedicated faculty and staff. The support and commitment from all of the communities that we serve are a large part of our success.”
A number of attributes captured Dr. Rhine’s attention to Yavapai College, including academic offerings, student success and the Yavapai County community.
“What attracted me to YC is its vast array of quality academic programs, both transfer and career and technical. The college also offers a balance of solid workforce training and continuing education opportunities,” she says.
Dr. Rhine’s background in academic affairs and student services in higher education spans more than 30 years. Most recently she served as provost of the Chesapeake Campus at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.
Dr. Rhine says she is ready to hit the ground running. She looks forward to getting out to all of the communities in Yavapai County and learning about the hopes and dreams of the region, how to expand partnerships, grow student enrollment and meet industry and community needs.
“I really look forward to working with our faculty and staff and engaging with our students,” she says. “My family and I are excited about relocating to Arizona and becoming a visible, engaged part of the communities that we serve.”
Yavapai College has six locations in Yavapai County, including campuses in Prescott and Clarkdale and centers in Chino Valley, Sedona, Prescott Valley and near the Prescott Airport. To learn more about the college visit yc.edu.