Ian Roark

Vice Chancellor Workforce Development & Innovation

Pima Community College

Dr. Ian R. Roark serves as the Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development & Innovation for PimaCommunity College. He is dedicated to collective impact partnerships, community college innovation,the future of work, early college programs, and business and industry engagement, with an emphasis onlearner access, success, and upward mobility. He also oversees innovation for the college district,including the development and implementation of new models such as micro-pathways, apprenticeships,and Baccalaureate degrees.Ian serves on a number of boards and committees at the local, state, and national levels. He was named tothe Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence for 2019-2020, received theWorkforce Development Practitioner of the Year Award from the Arizona Association for EconomicDevelopment in 2019, named Steering Committee Lead for Arizona’s Reskilling & Recovery NetworkTeam in 2020, named to the New America New Models for Career Preparation Advisory Committee in2021, and was selected as a Designer in Residence by the Education Design Lab for 2021-2022.Ian has been married for 24 years to his awesome wife, who is an exemplary public school teacher, andthey have two teenage children (one in college). Together, they enjoy road trips, watching movies, andbackyard cookouts. Ian’s favorite activities include hiking, camping, and writing and playing music.