Office of the President
Congratulations Dr. Kathleen A. Rose for being named Woman of the Year - 2022 by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce!
Congratulations Dr. Kathleen A. Rose for being named Morgan Hill Educator of the Year - 2019!
Dr. Kathleen A. Rose has been serving the California Community College system since 2002, with the past 7 years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Instruction Officer at Gavilan College. Prior to coming to Gavilan Dr. Rose was the Vice President of Instruction and the Dean of Fine Arts, Language Arts and Social Sciences at Hartnell College in Salinas.
Before returning to service with the community colleges, Dr. Rose was the Associate Dean and Campus Director at Chapman University for twenty years, where she administered undergraduate and graduate programs in Arizona and California at military and community locations. In addition, Dr. Rose has taught as a part time faculty member for the past thirty years at the undergraduate and graduate level in psychology and organizational leadership at a number of colleges and universities.
Dr. Rose has a BA in English and Elementary Education from SUNY Geneseo, a M.Ed in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona and an Ed.D. with a major in Educational Leadership and a minor in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. Dr. Rose also has a National Counselor Certification and has worked as an agency counselor and as a private therapist. She has spoken at national conferences on topics in higher education, particularly leadership development for women and has served on a number of doctoral dissertation committees.
Dr. Rose is originally from Canandaigua, New York and moved to California in 1999. She has two adult children who are married and live in Salinas and Sacramento. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Gilroy, class of 2011 and is active in Gilroy Rotary.