Eugene V. Giovannini has been named sole finalist for chancellor of the Tarrant County College District.
The district Board of Trustees made the announcement at a special district meeting on Thursday night.
Giovannini, founding president of Maricopa Corporate College in Scottsdale, Ariz., would become the fifth top administrator of the nation’s 12th largest college following the 21-day waiting period required by Texas education code.
Giovannini has served the Maricopa County Community College District since 2002, including 11 years as president of Gateway Community College in Phoenix. He also has served as a chief academic and student affairs officer.
Giovannini launched his community college career in 1983 at Virginia’s Eastern Shore Community College as an instructor for two years before becoming chair of Office Technologies at Broome Community College in New York.
In 2014, Giovannini was appointed to the board of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as chairman for that board. Giovannini continues to teach finance and policy development at the graduate level.
Giovannini earned his doctorate in Community College Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Master of Education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.