President's Search

Superintendent/President Selected


Palo Verde Community College District - Superintendent/President

The Palo Verde Community College District (PVCCD) Board of Trustees announced today that Bruce Moses, Ed.D. has been selected as the next Superintendent/President of the Palo Verde Community College District. Dr. Moses' appointment followed a national search and included extensive input from local District school administrators, community and business leaders, students, college faculty, administrators, and staff.

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Moses to Palo Verde College," stated Angel Ramirez, PVCCD Board of Trustees President. "We are pleased to announce that from a talented and experienced candidate pool, we have selected a strong academic leader with a vision and passion for rural colleges and their importance in working to build and strengthen local and regional economies. Dr. Moses has a vision for providing extraordinary degree and career pathway programs from middle schools through universities. He is committed to the transformative power of education and is the right leader at the right time as we begin our new Comprehensive Educational Plan process, building and growing towards the future."

Dr. Moses currently serves as the President/CEO of Allen County Community College in Iola, Kansas. Prior to joining Allen County Community College, Dr. Moses served as the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Institutional Integrity at Pima Community College, in Tucson, AZ. In his 30 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Moses is recognized for his forward-thinking leadership, strategic acumen, and adept relationship-building skills. His commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is evident in his endeavors to broaden access to higher education for a diverse student body.

Dr. Moses' academic credentials include a doctorate in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University, a master's degree in educational leadership in higher education from Eastern Michigan University, and a bachelor's degree in administrative management and business administration from Eastern Michigan University.

"Gratitude and humbleness fill my heart as I extend my thanks to President Angel Ramirez and the entire PVCCD family for their warm welcome," stated Dr. Moses. "It is a profound honor to join Palo Verde College, and I stand in unity with our shared dedication to the vital role of rural colleges in nurturing local and regional prosperity. Together, we will forge new pathways that empower our students and communities, unlocking the transformative power of education. I am excited for the journey ahead, as we unite in shaping a dynamic future through comprehensive educational endeavors, embodying our motto: 'where knowledge takes root and opportunity grows'."

Dr. Moses' appointment is pending final approval at the June 11, 2024, Board of Trustees meeting. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Moses to Palo Verde College and to our community.