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Office of the President

Dr. Shari OlsonIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to South Mountain Community College (SMCC). As the South Mountain Community College  mission statement suggests, we promote student success through academic programs and student support initiatives.

Whether you are just graduating high school, climbing the career ladder, seeking new skills or trying to discover your path, South Mountain Community College is committed to your success.

Our faculty have the background and expertise necessary to provide you with the skills and competencies required in today’s environment. Staff members have the passion and knowledge to help you navigate through your educational experience. As a strengths-based institution, we are dedicated to helping you determine and understand your own personal strengths, and will help you maximize them in the pursuit of your educational and career goals.

We have been proudly educating the residents of south Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe, Guadalupe and Laveen at the main campus, Guadalupe and Laveen sites for more than 35 years.  In 2013, a new partnership was created with the Gila River Indian Community, and we continue to serve the community members on the Reservation with programming that integrates Native traditions and cultural elements.

Thank you for your interest in South Mountain Community College. I hope you will join us at SMCC and invest in your future.

Sincerely,
Dr. Shari L. Olson
President