Office of the President
Glendale Community College has a long history of academic excellence and a reputation for student success, molded and shaped by 50 years of visionary leadership from those who’ve served before me. The undercurrent of pride I see in the faculty, staff, alumni and students is a testament to their efforts.
From this stronghold of excellence, I embrace the challenges that teaching the next generation of students will put forth. With agility and clear vision, GCC will implement new ideas and technology to better serve diverse student needs. Innovative learning environments, both online and in person, enhanced student support and more pathways to graduation are our mandates.
GCC will continue to develop strong community partnerships and collaborative, customized workforce development programs. Today, local and national businesses use GCC’s Chrysler Training Center, the Institute for Industry, Business, and Technology and the Arizona Procurement Technical Assistance Center as employee training resources. I believe the community college plays an instrumental role in a region’s economic vitality.
As a tax-supported public institution, we value the trust placed in us by the community and are vigilant in our transparency, inclusivity, and fiscal responsibility. Carefully considered investments in infrastructure, technology and programs will ensure our continued ability to serve a growing West Valley student population.
From public art, cultural events and championship athletics, to cutting-edge biotechnology, fire science, and engineering educational programs, I invite you to discover Glendale Community College.
Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Ed.D.