Chief Workforce and Economic Development Officer, Maricopa County Community College District
Darcy Renfro is Chief Workforce and Economic Development Officer of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), where she is responsible for strategic advising to the Chancellor as they relate to marketing, community affairs, government affairs & community engagement. MCCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the nation serving 200,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff members across 10 colleges in the metropolitan Phoenix area. In addition, Ms. Renfro is helping to lead the Maricopa Transformation to fundamentally transform the student experience to meet the education and employment needs of the community.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Renfro served as the Senior Director of The Arizona We Want Institute at the Center for the Future of Arizona where she was responsible for strategic direction and management of the Institute, and its statewide effort to reconnect citizens with leaders in all sectors who actively support clear, positive steps to move Arizona forward. She previously worked as the founding director of the Arizona STEM Network at Science Foundation Arizona and policy advisor to Governor Janet Napolitano for economic development and higher education.
Ms. Renfro is a licensed attorney in Arizona and has practiced at the Phoenix offices of Fennemore Craig, P.C. Prior to law school, she worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senators Dennis DeConcini (AZ) and Howard Metzenbaum (OH).
Ms. Renfro is a native of Tucson and received both her undergraduate and Juris Doctor Degrees from the University of Arizona.