The Navajo County Community College District, known as Northland Pioneer College, is a tax-supported, governmental entity created by the voters of Navajo County in 1972.
A publicly elected five-member Governing Board sets the policies and oversees the general operation of Northland Pioneer College.The Board hires the college President, who, in coordination with an executive team of vice presidents and directors, implements board policies and carries out day-to-day operations at the college.
(Revised March 1, 2017)
Under the current President's direction, college operations at NPC are divided into five main areas:
- Business Services is responsible for budgeting and financial matters; payroll; physical plant; maintenance and transportation concerns; and Small Business Development Center.
- Operations is responsible for human resources; Apache County coordinator; campus/center managers; legislative/governmental/tribal relations; accreditation; and external partnerships: NPC Friends & Family, NATC, NAVIT, NATIVE.
- Learning Services is charged with how and what instruction is offered at the college including class scheduling, curriculum development, and assessment of learning. Learning Services also provides oversight of the NPC library system.
- Student Services oversees the broad spectrum of areas directly impacting NPC students. These include admissions, academic advising, tutoring, Disability Resource and Access, financial aid, records and registration, career services, GED® and certification testing, student government and college marketing.
- Information Services (IS) manages the computing and communications assets and services (IS Assets) for all of Northland Pioneer College. The IS Department is responsible for providing a secure, safe, and reliable information infrastructure where employees, students, and community members can teach and learn. The IS Department is the single source for IS Assets and IS Asset support at NPC.