Randall Kimmens

Kimmens, Randy

Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, Maricopa County Community College District

Randall Kimmens has over 30 years of higher education administration and teaching experience primarily in the community college administration.  Randy has a B.S. degree in Sociology from Illinois State University, a MA degree in Education Psychology from Western State College and a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Community College Administration from Northern Arizona University.

He has experience as a faculty member, Department Chair, Dean of Students, Dean of Instruction and for the past ten years as Dean of Instruction Business/Technology at Glendale Community College. Currently, and for the past four years he has worked as Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development for Maricopa County Community College District.  Major duties in this position include:

  • Manages workforce development efforts for the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) comprised of ten colleges and two skill centers with enrollment of over 260,000 students.  MCCCD has over 900 occupational educational/training programs.
  • Conducts partnership development and resource development with business, industry, economic development organizations, schools, universities and municipalities to facilitate workforce development training and employment county-wide.

Randall is a board member of the Maricopa County Workforce Board, the Arizona Career/Technical Education Association Board, Arizona Occupational Administrators Council, Arizona Department of Education Career/Technical Education Board, Arizona Economic Development Assn, Arizona Sci Tech Festival Planning Committee and the East Valley Partnership Aerospace and Defense and the Arizona Quality Skills Standards Commission and a variety of other boards. He is involved in a number of workforce committees related to various economic and workforce development associations, chambers of commerce and municipalities.

He has presented workforce development papers and occupational education seminars at national conferences and has won awards for his work in workforce development initiatives.