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President Veronica Hipolito


At SCC your success is our highest priority. Excellent instruction, affordable tuition, and a variety of student support services await you as you become an SCC Fighting Artichoke.

Veronica Hipolito is an innovative leader with over twenty years of experience in higher education in both university and community college settings. Prior to serving as Interim President at Scottsdale Community College, she was the Vice President of Student Affairs at Chandler-Gilbert Community College with the Maricopa Community College District. Prior to this role, she served as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for Coconino Community College in her role as Dean of Student Development. Veronica also worked at Northern Arizona University in the division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

Veronica leads efforts to positively impact student enrollment and improve student success through collaboration and cross-divisional recruitment and retention planning strategies. Veronica served on the leadership team that created the CCC2NAU program, a partnership between Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. This program was recognized with a 2012 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award and the 2012 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from the National Academic Advising Association. She led a cross-divisional team to secure a $1.2 million TRiO Student Support Services retention grant, a first for Coconino Community College.

Veronica is an accomplished trainer on topics of diversity, social justice, and inclusion, student retention, and leadership. She is active in the community and has served on several boards including the United Way of Northern Arizona Board of Directors. In 2018, Veronica was recognized for her service with the Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council Cesar Chavez Community Leadership Award. In 2021, Veronica was inducted into the Northern Arizona University College of Education Hall of Fame for her contributions to education.

She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.

Veronica Hipolito, SCC Interim President

Veronica Hipolito, M.A. Interim President