The skills of amrican workforce

Commission & Staff


Paul Elsner

President, Paul Elsner Associates

Paul Elsner served as Chancellor of the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona from 1977 until 1999. Dr. Elsner served as Chair of the Board of the Educational Testing Service, President of the Board of Trustees for American College Testing and President of the Board of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges. Among the many awards he has received are the Anderson Medal for co-founding “The Think Tank,” the AACC Community Colleges’ Leadership Award, and the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. He is Founder and President of the Sedona Conferences and Conversations, Paul Elsner and Associates, and Los Vientos, Inc.— organizations dedicated to worldwide education.