On February 5, 2018 the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) announced the elimination of the football programs at the 4 colleges that field teams—Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Glendale Community Colleges. If Mesa CC Vice President, Jeffrey Darbut, gets his way all the athletic programs in MCCCD will be eliminated.
How can this be resolved? Simply—Change the MCCCD Governing Board. Vote on Nov. 6th . The following candidates are supportive of an open dialogue about the future of athletics in MCCCD. Put people on the board who care about students and families. Maricopa residents deserve a SEAT AT THE TABLE.
District 5 - Tom Nerini: www.nerini2018.com
District 4 - Stan Arterberry: www.stanarterberry.com
District 3 - Marie Sullivan: www.marie4maricopa.com
At Large (Entire County) - Roc Arnett: www.rocarnett.com
For Voting Information go to: https://servicearizona.com/voterRegistration?popularclick
The staff and faculty associations of all ten Maricopa colleges endorse these 4 candidates.
“…Some of the most valuable skills and lessons a student will learn in college will happen outside of the classroom. Skills such as leadership, communication, self-management and teamwork are developed when students are involved in athletics, clubs, organizations and community service projects…As we all know the best decisions are made transparently, based on all the facts available and when the students’ best interest are the primary driver of the decisions.”
“I played football at Imperial Valley College, Whittier College and playing football was my vehicle to a very successful professional career as a College Professor, a Community College President and Chancellor. I would hate to see this opportunity closed to many of our young men.”
“Let’s talk football. Again. But, this time, let’s talk football together! More discussion is needed in an open public forum with ALL stakeholders to reach a properly studied and considered decision, particularly one of this magnitude. I support efforts to make this possible.”
“With 13 sports for women and 14 for men, community college sports play several important roles. Sports give students an opportunity to have and express their talents, to gain confidence and learn life lessons.”