Join Us for Phoenix College President's Speaker Series

Chief Jeri Williams
Chief Jeri Williams
Dr. Chad Gestson
Dr. Chad Gestson
Corey Woods
Corey Woods
 
Challenge your mind and broaden your perspective about our metropolitan Phoenix region. This is your opportunity to gain insight from remarkable individuals who are challenging the way we think about key topics like public education, public safety, and state legislation. The President’s Speaker Series is designed to introduce students, faculty and staff, and the community to prominent leaders. Presentations are held monthly in the intimate setting of the Hacienda Room.  

Chief Jeri Williams

Chief Williams is a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an accomplished police executive. Under her leadership, the Phoenix Police Department is advancing progressive strategies essential in contemporary law enforcement.  Chief Williams is a native Phoenician. She began her law enforcement career with the Phoenix Police Department.  During Arizona’s Centennial year, Chief Williams was honored as one of Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women by the Arizona Centennial Legacy Project, in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society and the Arizona Community Foundation for her leadership in the law enforcement profession. In 2016, Chief Williams was recognized as California Assembly District 44 Woman of the Year for her leadership and outstanding accomplishments as Chief of the Oxnard Police Department and in late 2016, President Obama appointed Chief Williams to a membership position on the Medal of Valor Review Board. 

When: November 7, 2018

Where: Hacienda Room

Time: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Free and Open to the Public

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Dr. Chad Gestson

Dr. Chad E. Gestson has served as Superintendent of the Phoenix Union High School District since the Fall of 2015. Prior to being named Superintendent, Gestson was the district's Director of School Leadership. In that role, developed future principals and assistant principals through an Aspiring Leaders program that he initiated. He had previously spent five years as the principal of Camelback High School, where he established the first and only Montessori high school in Arizona. Gestson serves on numerous local boards and councils, including Expect More Arizona, ABEC (Arizona Business and Education Coalition), and United Way. He is the Co-Chair of Thriving Together, a collective impact organization in partnership with United Way, Helios Foundation, and other educational and business partners. 

When: September 24, 2018

Where: Hacienda Room

Time: 12:00N - 1:00PM

Free and Open to the Public

 

Corey Woods

Corey Woods is the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at ASU Preparatory Academy. He is responsible for assisting the CEO with day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives. Woods previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Phoenix Urban League, Director of College and Career Articulation for the Phoenix Union High School District and Director of Government Relations for the American Lung Association of Arizona.Woods was instrumental in guiding city policy that led to Tempe's perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s “Municipal Equality Index.” He championed initiatives in the areas of affordable housing and human services while working tirelessly to improve community development standards to attract business investment and protect neighborhoods.

When: October 22, 2018

Where: Hacienda Room

Time: 12:00N - 1:00PM

Free and Open to the Public

 

About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.