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President Rose Touts College’s Benefits to Communities Served G avilan College Superintendent/President, Dr. Kathleen Rose, has been making the rounds. You may have seen her presentation at the Gilroy Rotary, or the Morgan Hill Rotary. Maybe it was at a Gilroy Chamber of Commerce event or a recent American Association of University Women meeting. She’s been out in the community to share the message that Gavilan College has endless possibilities for the people who live and work in our district. Some of the information in her presentations has been surprising for people who haven’t been closely involved with the college recently. For example, Gavilan College now offers 22 different Associate Degrees for Transfer, and 85 options for an Associate Degree over- all. Career training is offered in 11 career fields with more on the way: keep watching for news about the program in Unmanned Aircraft systems, aka drones; HVAC; and Hospitality. Gavilan College also provides regional leader- ship in adult education and is federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Dr. Rose encourages the community to get to know Gavilan by visiting the main campus, one of the satellite sites, or the college’s new website. Gavilan now has fi ve physical locations: the main campus in Gilroy, downtown satellite sites in Hollister and Morgan Hill, the Aviation Maintenance Technology facility at the San Martin Airport, and the new Coyote Valley Center. The beautiful Gilroy campus has some new wonders to explore: the arboretum, the native garden, and the native meadow currently under development. The campus also sports a food pantry and shiny new water tanks that you may have seen from Highway 101. Other work that is now underway on the main campus includes a seismic retrofi t of the Student Center, retrofi tting of the swimming pools, and renovation of the sports fi elds. Plans for the future include the development of a San Benito County Educational Center at Fairview Corners, phase two of the development of the Coyote Valley Center, and renovation of the theater, library, and student center on the Gilroy Campus. 44 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN Fun Facts GAVILAN COLLEGE HAS: • 436 employees (287 FTE) • An operating budget of $43 M not including Measure E • Conferred 1130 degrees and certifi cates in 2016, including 256 A.A., 140 A.S., 75 A.A.T., and 89 A.S.T. • Federal funds - $10 M / year TOP GROWING DEGREE PROGRAMS: • Business Administration AS-T • Administration of Justice AS-T • Liberal Arts AA • Communication Studies AA-T • Psychology AA-T • Health Sciences AS TOP GROWING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: • CSU – General Education • IGETC (UC) • Administration of Justice – Academy • Aviation – Powerplant • Water Resouirces Management • Aviation - Airframe In addition to taking classes and enjoying the campus, there are many opportunities to be a part of the college community. Check the website for job openings, get involved with the Gavilan College Educational Foundation and Alumni, join a career advisory board, post job openings for Gavilan students, or support theatrical and athletics events. Most of all, start getting ready for the centennial celebration in 2019! MAY/JUNE 2017