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Student Life Staff

Mike Ho, Director
Mike Ho

Mike Ho is the Student Life and Leadership Director and holds a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Philosophy from Holy Names College in Oakland, CA, and a Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. His primary area of research was multicultural and disability affairs in education and is excited to work in the area of student activities.

Prior to working for the Maricopa Community College District, Mike worked in a variety of fields, including software consulting, career counseling, environmental education, and college student housing. He has consulted for colleges nationwide in the area of educational technology and his work has been featured in Campus Technology magazine, the Peer Educator magazine and he is a contributor to the Student Affairs Collective online journal.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mike came to Arizona in 2004 from Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, Renee and their two children, Angela and Christian. His hobbies include cooking, camping, and outdoor activities with his family.


Ryan Martin, Program Specialist
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Ryan is a Program Specialist in the Student Life & Leadership Office.  She has been working in Student Life since 2002.  Ryan received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Northern Arizona University.

Ryan enjoys working in such a warm, pleasant, fun and always busy environment. Working with all of the different students and staying involved with the many activities around campus makes her job worthwhile.

When Ryan is not at PVCC, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Isaiah and Brookelynne.  Her hobbies include gardening, reading and of course watching football.


Rowdy Duncan, Program Specialist
Rowdy Duncan

Rowdy has worked in the field of higher education for roughly 8 years, and he greatly is passionate about the opportunities held therein. Rowdy achieved his Bachelors in Communication in 1998 with an emphasis in Intercultural Communication. He has worked in Peer Mentoring groups in the past whose goal was to educate topics like Prevention topics (like Drug Prevention, Domestic Violence Prevention) and Diversity/Inclusion topics. Rowdy completed director training from the Anytown/Ourtown programs and has used these experiences to teach about commonalities among peers as well as inclusiveness appreciation. Rowdy has also worked at Rio Salado as an Academic Advisor, as well as Honors, and is now situated in Student Life and Leadership as a Program Specialist. Rowdy is the point of contact for the Emerging Leaders Program LDR101, a program which he loves. He also leads outreach efforts for the Student Life program, so you might see him at an Intramural Sports event, or at aBoard Games on the move with the Campus Activities Team. He is also passionate about his work with DiversityInc a yearlong program that teaches students how to present the MOSAIC inclusiveness program consisting of COM225, COM281AB, and COM101. He would love to see meet and get to know you, so if you have time stop by KSC1305!


Scott Jagger


Scott is a sophomore and has been a member of Emerging Leaders and Diversity Incorporated.  Originally from Washington State, Scott is a HUGE music and pop culture fan, so please come by Student Life for intelligent conversation.


Alicia Kennedy

Alicia is attending her second year at PVCC and is currently getting involved with all student life activities! A year ago she moved from Seattle, WA and was nervous about starting her college career without knowing anyone in the Phoenix area. PVCC welcomed her and made her feel at home and now it’s time to do the same for her fellow schoolmates. She would love to extend her arms to anyone feeling anxious or uneasy about starting school and can answer any questions you might have! 






Kevin Torres

Meet Kevin Torres. 

Kevin loves drawing, hiking and spending time with friends.  He is also a chef and makes awesome pop tarts and love funions

He also loves to assist students in the Gameroom, so if you need gaming advice, Kevin is your go-to.





Contact Us

On Campus
Kranitz Student Center
Room KSC-1303

Normal Operating Hours

Mon-Thurs  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

E-mail us

Phone: (602) 787-7240


Director of Student Life and Leadership
Mike Ho


Student Life & Leadership
Program Specialist
Ryan Martin


Student Life and Leadership
Program Specialist
Rowdy Duncan


Student Workers

Alicia Kennedy

Ivy Potter

Student Life Blog

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