Rufus Glasper, PhD


Rufus Glasper, Ph.D., is the President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. He is also Chancellor Emeritus of the Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the nation’s largest multi-college community college systems, after serving as Chancellor for 13 years.

Dr. Glasper serves on the Air University Board of Visitors, the intellectual and leadership center of the Air Force that provides dynamic comprehensive education to prepare graduates to develop, employ, command, research and champion air, space, and cyberspace power at all levels, and the American Council on Education. Dr. Glasper also serves on the boards of the Arizona Community Foundation, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences and The O’Connor Institute.

Dr. Glasper earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Luther College (Decorah, Iowa), and a master’s and advanced degrees in school business administration from Northern Illinois University. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in higher education finance from the University of Arizona.