Brian Stewart

2022-23 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Brian Stewart has worked for Pima College for over 20 years. He started as an instructor and moved into being a department chair, nursing director, educational director, dean, and vice president. Hr is the vice president for the Northwest Campus at Pima Community College. He has written and received grants from various Arizona agencies, Lumina Foundation, Federal Health and Human Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, totaling over $50 million to the Tucson community.

He is a registered nurse in Arizona and has degrees in Fine Arts, Nursing, Health and Educational Systems, and just completed his doctorate in Healthcare Education and Leadership l. His areas of research are the behavioral neuroscience of learning and how educators and leaders can use that to promote educational and employment success. He views leadership and teaching as the process to inspire wonder, empower others, and modeling equity.

Brian is an Arizona native, from various rural communities and is the first in his family to go to college and complete advanced degrees. He continues to support his family and the community in which he was raised. He is committed to equitable access to learning for all students and believes the key is creating student environments that promote safety, respect, and are inspiring to all.