FORT WORTH, Texas (June 9, 2016) — The Tarrant County College Board of Trustees has named Eugene V. Giovannini, Ed.D., sole finalist for chancellor of the Tarrant County College District. Giovannini, founding president of Maricopa Corporate College in Scottsdale, Ariz., would become the fifth top administrator of the 12th largest college in the nation following the 21-day waiting period required by Texas Education Code.
Giovannini has served the Maricopa County Community College District in Arizona since 2002, including 11 years as president of Gateway Community College in Phoenix. Other professional experience includes serving as a chief academic and student affairs officer. He began his community college career in 1983 at Virginia’s Eastern Shore Community College as an instructor for two years before becoming chair of Office Technologies at Broome Community College in New York.
In 2014, Giovannini was appointed to the board of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship for which he now serves as chair. Giovannini continues to teach finance and policy development at the graduate level. He has authored and published several papers and books.
Maricopa College has been recognized as a Hispanic Serving-Institution and boasts an Early College High School with a 98.7 percent retention rate.
Giovannini earned his doctorate in Community College Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Master of Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.