NCCET Honors TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini

Chancellor GiovanniniFORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) Tarrant County College Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, Ed.D., recently received the National Leadership Award from the National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET).
The National Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has contributed to the field of community services programming, continuing professional education, workforce and economic development, or learning technologies and who also has demonstrated support of NCCET. A national organization for leaders in workforce, community and economic development, NCCET is committed to providing updates on new trends, helping maintain personal and professional networks and providing access to the latest leading-edge programs throughout the country.
Giovannini brought 33 years of professional experience in community colleges to his new position as chancellor of TCC, one of the 20 largest colleges or universities in the United States. His most recent experience was in Arizona as the founding president of Maricopa Corporate College in Scottsdale and 11 years as president of GateWay Community College in Phoenix.
His community college career began in 1983 at Virginia’s Eastern Shore Community College, where he was an instructor. He continued on to Broome Community College in New York, serving as chairperson of the Department of Office Technologies. He later was named dean of Instructional Affairs and interim director of Student Services at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, Ind., and then as vice president at Burlington County College in Pemberton, N.J. Throughout his career, he has taught as an adjunct faculty member.
Giovannini currently serves as the board chair for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and has previously served on the board of the American Association of Community Colleges. His extensive experience with workforce development and industrial and economic development programs and services enabled him to lead Maricopa’s creation of a Boomer Center for Workforce Transition. He also founded the Indiana and Arizona Master Teacher programs, developed two Centers for Teaching and Learning and established an early college high school for socioeconomically disadvantaged students and led the creation of a nationally acclaimed bilingual nursing program.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Giovannini has made community service a priority throughout his career, as evidenced by his tenure on numerous boards of directors including the Arizona Community College Presidents’ Council (chair and chair of Legislative Team), Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Global Corporate College Board, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board, Phoenix Workforce Connections Board, Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, Phoenix Community Alliance, Phoenix Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Chair Academy Board and Valley of the Sun United Way Board.
Giovannini earned a 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. He and his wife, Marina, have been married 33 years and have three children.