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Dr. Clyne Namuo

Clyne G. H. Namuo, Ph.D.
Clyne G. H. Namuo, Ph.D.

Phoenix College is pleased to announce the appointment of Clyne Namuo as Interim President. Dr. Namuo assumed the role on March 22, 2021. 

Dr. Namuo most recently served as Vice President of Learning and Chief Academic Officer at South Mountain Community College. At SMCC, he worked collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop a comprehensive academic plan that spawned a number of initiatives including an equity initiative, the creation of mediated classrooms, expansion of mobile technology across instruction, the creation of the construction trades institute, and more.  Prior to joining Maricopa Community Colleges, Dr. Namuo served in progressively responsible roles at Cochise College, a comprehensive community college in southeastern Arizona.  These roles included cybersecurity faculty, department chair, and most recently, the dean of business and technology where he worked with industry partners and the college foundation to create an initiative whereby construction students built homes on vacant land as part of a city revitalization effort.

Dr. Namuo holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Strategy from the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education, a master’s degree in information systems from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Hawaii.  Go Wildcats!  Go Aztecs!  Go Warriors!

He is active in the community as the former Board President of Habitat for Humanity Sierra Vista, a commissioner for the Industrial Development Authority, a former member of the Sierra Vista City Council’s Citizen Advisory Commission, and as the former President of the Asian Pacific Islander Association constituency group within Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and as the current Executive Sponsor of the MCCCD Diversity Advisory Council. Dr. Namuo is also an active peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission and currently serves as the chair of HLC’s diversity committee. 

Dr. Namuo is a published author who has written about the strategic direction of community colleges, fiscal constraint, and the strategic strengths of deeply-embedded community colleges.  He lives in Phoenix with his wife Tiana and their family of five children (Amel, Charlotte, Kekoa, Maika, Kainoa), each of whom is extraordinary in their own way.