Welcome to Gavilan College
Grow With Us!
Gavilan is truly a community college. We have proudly served our communities for almost 100 years! Gavilan College touches the lives of almost everyone in this community, and that is one of the reasons why I am so excited to be the President.
Our students are diverse and critical thinkers who bring a vibrancy and life to our learning environment, that motivates our faculty and staff to do our best work every day. There is a “buzz” about learning in our classrooms. Students are experimenting with virtual labs, applying vocational skills to the workplace, and participating in environmental internships to solve real world problems. They are writing short stories, engaging in debates about public policy, and actively identifying all viewpoints of social issues that impact the global marketplace.
It is critical to the growth of the college and our communities that we invest time to collaborate with the local community stakeholders. As the President, I intend to listen to the needs of the community and to offer more opportunities at the college: adult education, contract education, community education, noncredit, career technical education, credit, and transfer. We have much to offer in distance education, workplace specific training, soft-skills training and specialized workshops to meet community needs.
In Hollister and San Benito County, in Morgan Hill, and in Gilroy, Gavilan’s mission is the same…to cultivate learning and personal growth in students of all backgrounds and abilities through innovative practices in both traditional and emerging learning environments. Our communities deserve no less. I look forward to welcoming you to our learning locations to share more of our story in the coming year. Come grow with us!
Kathleen A. Rose, Ed.D.,