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Dr Lisa RhineWhether you are attending college for the first time, returning to college, preparing to enter the job market, transferring to a four-year college, upgrading workforce skills or just taking a course for pleasure, Yavapai College is here to help you successfully complete your goals.

Dr. Lisa Rhine

Yavapai College is a student-focused college that seeks to engage you in a quality learning experience.

Our nationally recognized education and training programs are offered at convenient times, in-person and online. With seven campus locations across Yavapai County, opportunity is within your reach.

Whether you have already taken that first step, or are contemplating college, you are on the right track to creating a better life. Here, you will find great opportunities for learning, growth and development in a welcoming, inclusive, purposeful community. What may not be apparent from the website is the most distinctive characteristic of YC: A community of supportive, dedicated faculty, staff and administrators who care about your education, share your aspirations and want nothing more than to see you succeed.

I invite you to call or visit to learn more about our outstanding academic programs, student services and financial aid opportunities.

This is your college. It is a place where you will form lasting relationships with a diverse and dedicated group of individuals who share your interest in learning. Completing our programs opens doors to life-changing opportunities.

At Yavapai College, we are committed to your success. We’ve adopted a slogan that is really a statement of fact: At YC, You Can.... We leave this open-ended so that you can fill in the blank for yourself. Regardless of your educational goal, with YC, You Can get there.

Again, welcome to Yavapai College.
Dr. Lisa B. Rhine
President, Yavapai College


A message from Dr. Lisa Rhine


Biography of Dr. Lisa B. Rhine

In February 2019, Dr. Lisa B. Rhine became the tenth president of Yavapai College, bringing to the institution over 30 years of leadership experience across a number of leading colleges and universities in Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia. Dr. Rhine assumed this role with a commitment to advance the mission of the college while ensuring access and support to those for whom opportunities may have been historically limited or denied.

As a first-generation college student, Dr. Rhine knows first-hand the many obstacles that must be overcome and the perseverance, in pursuit of one’s goals, that is required to achieve one’s dreams. As an advocate for equal opportunity, inclusion and equity in outcomes, she places the student first in her decision-making.

Prior to joining YC, Dr. Rhine served as Provost and Chief Operating Officer of the Chesapeake Campus at Tidewater Community College in VA, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Northern Kentucky University, Associate Provost for Student Success and Retention at Wittenberg University (OH), Director of Learning Enhancement and Academic Development at University of Dayton (OH) and Manager of Educational Support Services at Sinclair Community College (OH).

Accomplishments include numerous industry-education partnerships, K-12 to college collaborations, two to four year college partnerships, private-public partnerships, student success, retention and enrollment management initiatives and program development.

She holds a certificate in Deaf Studies from Sinclair Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling at Wright State University, a Master of Science in Education: Special Education from the University of Dayton and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Capella University.

Throughout her career, Dr. Rhine has served and continues to serve on numerous local, regional and national commissions, task forces and boards including current service on the Commission for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity for the American Association of Community Colleges.

As a member of the Inaugural class of Aspen Presidential Fellows, Dr. Rhine is committed to the moral imperative to improve student lives by leveraging the capacity of our colleges to improve learning, access, equity and labor market outcomes.