President's Speaker Series - Spring 2019

Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner
Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner
Representative Reginald Bolding
Representative Reginald Bolding

 

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.  

Phoenix Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner

A native Phoenician, Fire Chief Kara Kalkbrenner joined the Phoenix Fire Department in 1985. During her 32 plus years of service, she has held the ranks of Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, Division Chief, Deputy Chief and Executive Assistant Chief of Administration. 

Chief Kalkbrenner is one of only six female Fire Chiefs of large metropolitan fire departments in the country. Her philosophy is that public administrators are community stakeholders and play an integral role in shaping the communities where we work and live. Chief Kalkbrenner leads 2,000 members and oversees an operating budget of more than $300 million dollars, carefully stewarding taxpayer dollars and city resources while serving as Phoenix Fire Department’s liaison to City Hall and the City's Law Department.

When: January 23, 2019

Where: Hacienda Room

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

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Representative Reginald Bolding

Arizona State Representative Reginald Bolding is an educator, community leader and social entrepreneur. Bolding, a first-generation college student, is an outstanding scholar in both education and justice studies. After graduating at the top of his class from the University of Cincinnati, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and International Security, Bolding turned down a full-ride law school scholarship to become a Special Education teacher in South Phoenix to teach underserved youth.

In 2018, Reginald Bolding was re-elected to serve a third-term in the Arizona House of Representatives. Bolding was also elected by his colleagues to serve in Democratic Leadership as the House Minority Whip. He serves as the Ranking Member of the House Education Committee and sits on the Ways and Means Committee. Bolding has established himself as one of the most respected legislators in the chamber working on legislation focused on education, economic development, criminal justice, and veterans and civil rights. Bolding has been a leading advocate fighting for issues directly impacting our most vulnerable Arizona communities.

When: February 19, 2019

Where: Hacienda Room

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Free and Open to the Public

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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.