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David Moon Pettes, American college dean. Certified public manager. Research grantee Southwest Border College Consortium, 1981, 83, 84, curriculum grantee Southwest Consortium for International Studies, 1986; Fulbright fellow, 1984; fellow Cochise College, summers 1984, 86.


Pettes, David Moon was born on December 20, 1944 in Atlanta. Son of Thompson Porter and Dorothy (Moon) Pettes.


Bachelor in History, Duke University, 1967. Master of Arts in Teaching, Emory University, 1968. Postgraduate, University Arizona.


Social science instructor DeKalb County School Systems, Decatur, Georgia, 1968. Chairman science, mathematics, social science, administration justice, health, physical education, recreation public administration division Cochise College, Douglas, Arizona, 1968—1969, director Student Development Center, 1988—1990, interim vice president instruction, 1989—1990, dean instruction, 1990—1998, instructor social, behavioral science, 1998—2006, department chair social, behavioral science, since 2006. Member Arizona Articulation Task Force, Arizona Board Regents, Phoenix, since 1985.

Researcher, member Southwestern Border College Consortium, since 1980. Field reader United States Department Education, 1993. Member Arizona Advisory Council on Correctional Education, since 1992, International Council on Educational and Economic Development, since 1992, Arizona Technology Preparatory Task Force.

Presenter Workshop for Teacher Essentials.


  • Certified public manager.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Cochise College Accreditation Self Study for North Central Association. Various articles and monographs on Hispanic students and Mathematics.


Board Governors Douglas Unified School District, since 1993, director paraprofessional training grant. Member Arizona Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, since 1992. Member Kiwanis (board directors 1985, secretary 1986).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, backpacking, running, gardening.


Married Irma Encinas, August 11, 1973. Children: Anthony Moon, Michael Thompson.

Thompson Porter Pettes

Dorothy (Moon) Pettes

Irma Encinas

Anthony Moon Pettes

Michael Thompson Pettes