County Superintendent appoints Cien Luke to EVIT board

County Superintendent appoints Cien Luke to EVIT board
Posted on 11/04/2021
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Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson has appointed Cien Luke to the governing board of the East Valley Institute of Technology.

Luke is the director of learning and program development and coordinator of AZTransfer, an organization of education leaders that supports the transfer of credits and degree completion for students in Arizona’s public postsecondary schools. She is also the executive director of the Arizona School Counselors Association.

Luke will fill out the remainder of Ronda Doolen’s District 5 term on the EVIT Governing Board. Doolen resigned her seat to accept a position at EVIT as Chief Academic Officer.

Luke has a bachelor of arts degree in communications, with an emphasis in organizational communication from Arizona State University, and a master of science degree in organizational leadership, also from ASU. She has worked for the Arizona School Counselors Association since 2011, including serving as executive director since 2019. She has worked for AZTransfer since 2018.

Luke was recommended to Watson as Doolen’s replacement by the EVIT Governing Board, with Watson making the final decision.

For more information on the EVIT Governing Board, visit