President's Bio

Dr. Eric Leshinskie

Dr. Eric Leshinskie joined Scottsdale Community College (SCC) in July 2022 and serves as the college’s fourth president. He most recently served as the Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), providing system-level leadership to improve student outcomes. Prior to that, Dr. Leshinskie was the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and Glendale Community College (GCC). Most recently, in 2019-2020, Dr. Leshinskie was one of 40 academic leaders across the nation to complete the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success, both in college and in the labor market.

Dr. Leshinskie earned his Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Innovation in May 2017 from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College at Arizona State University (ASU). He also received his Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Technology from ASU and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English.