Arapahoe Community College
Arapahoe Community College (ACC) President Stephanie J. Fujii, Ph.D., is a seasoned and passionate community college executive with over 30 years of higher education experience in student services, instruction, and workforce/career and technical education. Dr. Fujii worked at several community colleges, research institutions and private colleges in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon prior to beginning her tenure at ACC in the summer of 2021.
A nationally recognized higher education leader and scholar, Dr. Fujii has a demonstrated record of developing and launching innovative programs in partnership with business and industry, facilitating programs to increase outreach, retention, and completion of all students, and focusing on ensuring excellence in teaching and learning. She has served as a counselor, faculty member, and administrator throughout her career, working with students, families and community members.
Dr. Fujii possesses significant experience in strategic planning, outcomes assessment, accreditation, and faculty development. Her expertise in instruction resides in having spent nearly two decades in the classroom teaching and supporting diverse populations, new-to-college, transfer, and graduate students. In her desire to improve outcomes for students, Dr. Fujii works to develop and facilitate relationships between college units internally and externally, building partnerships focused on a shared interest of increased access and student success.
Throughout her career, Dr. Fujii has presented nationally on the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, student retention/persistence, college counseling, and student development. She authored a column for the national newsletter of the American College Counseling Association and was recognized for meritorious service for her advocacy of community college counseling. Dr. Fujii is published in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice and presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference.
Earlier in 2022, Dr. Fujii was elected as President-Elect of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC), an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. She was also recently appointed to the AACC’s Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
Dr. Fujii is an appointed member on the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. She was also elected as President-Elect of the National Asian/Pacific Islander Council (NAPIC; an affiliate council of the AACC) in 2022.