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President's Welcome

Dr. Paul Dale


Welcome to Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC). On behalf of the faculty and staff, I extend a warm welcome to our college. We have been providing a quality higher education experience for the residents of north Phoenix and the greater northern Maricopa county community for the past twenty-two years. Whether your goals are to transfer to a four-year university, to prepare for a career, or to enhance your skills, PVCC has an associate degree or certificate program that is right for you.

We invite you to discover "The Power of Learning" at PVCC. Our motto reflects a focus as a learning centered college. Our goal is to create educationally meaningful activities that engage, motivate and inspire you as a learner. Specifically, it is important for you to have purposeful intent and to be prepared to learn.

At PVCC we view student development and learning as interconnected processes that challenge you to take an active role in educating yourself intellectually, ethically, emotionally, socially and physically. If there's something we know about college students it's that the most successful ones plan their goals and monitor their progress. Our agenda for Student Success and Learning, helps you identify your educational direction and ties together how your in class and out of class experiences will help you achieve your goals. To assist you in this process, PVCC has created iGoal, a web based, goal setting program designed to help you define, clarify and document your goals. iGoal guides you, step by step, through the goal writing process so you can plan and monitor your success.

We wish you success in the attainment of your goals and welcome you to Paradise Valley Community College!


Dr. Paul Dale

Paul Dale, Ed. D.