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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SMCC Appoints New Dean

South Mountain Community College (SMCC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Cheryl Crutcher to the position of Associate Dean of Foundation Relations and Development.


In this capacity, she will lead and oversee all fund-raising and development efforts for the college, including SMCC’s role in the current Maricopa Community College Foundation’s 50th Anniversary capital campaign.

Dr. Crutcher, who formerly served as SMCC’s Associate Dean of Extended Campuses, assumed her new position last month.  She can be contacted at 602-243-8398 and via email at cheryl.crutcher@southmountaincc.edu.


“We are excited to have Dr. Crutcher take on this new assignment,” said Dr. Shari Olson, SMCC president. “Developing new donor relationships and revenue sources is critical to the continued growth and success of our college. Dr. Crutcher’s experience and knowledge of our community will be a great asset in these pursuits.”


Dr. Crutcher has worked for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) for nearly 22 years, at both SMCC and Phoenix College.  For the past 11 years, she has served as associate dean of the SMCC Ahwatukee Center and in 2011 took over leadership of the SMCC Guadalupe and Laveen Centers. She has also taught for both Rio Salado College and Northern Arizona University.


Her community work includes service on the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as well as president of the United Food Bank Board. She currently serves on the ASU School of Public Programs School of Social Work Community Advisory Board, and has served as a field instructor for the ASU School of Social Work.


Prior to her tenure with MCCCD, Dr. Crutcher served for nine years as an executive director for the Phoenix and Valley of the Sun YMCA.  She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work from ASU and a doctorate in Higher and Adult Education, also from ASU.  She has lived in the Valley since 1972.
South Mountain Community College, one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges, is located at 7050 S. 24th Street in Phoenix, Arizona, just north of Baseline Road.

For additional information, please visit the college website, at www.southmountaincc.edu.




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