President's Bio

Dr. Eric Leshinskie

Dr. Eric Leshinskie is a collaborative leader with more than 25 years of experience in education. 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) where he partnered with faculty and staff to advance PVCC’s mission of student success. He focused on promoting teaching excellence, fostering inclusive learning environments, championing innovation across the college, and developing strong internal and external partnerships to support students.

Prior to PVCC, Leshinskie served as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Glendale Community College (GCC), where he provided leadership to the college’s academic departments and collaborated with faculty and staff to advance GCC’s mission. 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.