After completing her B.A. in education at Grand Valley State University, former President of Paradise Valley Community College Georgina Kranitz, ’69 moved to Arizona. While earning her master’s degree in education from Arizona State University, Kranitz began her career in education at Glendale Community College in Glendale Arizona. Her experience there would allow her to advance to positions at Maricopa Community College and South Mountain Community College. Kranitz concluded her education at Nova University where she earned her Ed.D. before accepting the Dean of Administrative and Student Services position at Paradise Valley Community College in 1992. She would later become President of the college.
In her lifetime, Kranitz belonged to several community and national organizations such as the Western and National Associations of College and University Business Officers, American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of Women Deans and Counselors, and Western Association of College Auxiliary Services.
She has been honored with Maricopa College’s Women’s Leadership Distinguished Achievement Award, Nova Southeastern University Alumni Achievement Award as well as earning a spot in the top ten women in in higher education in Arizona by the Arizona Women’s Magazine three years in a row.
She passed away in 2003.