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Office of Academic Affairs

About Us

The Office of Academic Affairs oversees the administration of all academic departments and programs at Rio Salado College, including college curriculum, faculty, library services, adult and continuing education, early college, military, incarcerated re-entry programs, corporate and government partnerships and more.



  • Corey Pruitt, Interim VP, Academic Affairs
  • Rick Kemp, Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Tamara Cochran, Dean, Instruction and Community Development
  • Earnestine Harrison, Associate Dean, Instruction and Instructional Support
  • Barbara Khalsa, Associate Dean, Instruction and Community Development
  • Michael Medlock, Associate Dean, Instructional Design and Technology
  • Kelly Stewart, Associate Dean, Instruction and Community Development
  • Faculty Chairs