Former Maricopa Chancellor Rufus Glasper hopes to showcase local educational initiatives on a national stage. Rufus Glasper, by his own admission, is a non-traditional CEO. He rose not through the ranks of academia, but through the business and finance offices.
The last dozen years have brought enormous enrollment growth of Hispanic students nationwide, and especially at community colleges. The U.S. Department of Education reports that there were 2.3 million Hispanic undergraduate students in public colleges in fall 2013 — 638,000 more than in 2008. Between 2008 and 2015,