Michael Kearns, President

Dr. Michael J. Kearns received a doctorate of dental surgery from Case Western Reserve University Dental School, an MBA from Cleveland State University, and a bachelor of science degree from John Carroll University. Following 24 years in private practice, Dr. Kearns accepted the position of founding director of the MCC Dental Hygiene program. He was later advanced to dean of Bullhead City Campus of MCC, and then to vice chancellor of instruction for MCC. Prior to his move to MCC, he had also served as the dental director of the Cleveland Development Center, as a faculty member for Lorain County Community College, and a board member for a public library and a school district.

He was appointed for three years to the Commission for Communication and Marketing of the American Association of Community Colleges, serves on the executive committee of Arizona Community College Coordinating Council, the Mohave/La Paz Counties Local Workforce Investment Board, is co-chair of both the Getting AHEAD Project, Oversight Committee and the Joint Council of Presidents, has served on Arizona Ready Council, the Arizona Governor’s P-20 Coordinating Council, chairman of the Arizona Community College Presidents Council and he served for five years on the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center Board of Directors.

Dr. Michael Kearns