Ep 13 | Chancellor Steven Gonzalez on Invention and Necessity
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Necessity is the mother of invention. When resources are limited, schools like Maricopa County Community College have started to look elsewhere for not only funding. But this was not only a financial necessity, it was also an opportunity for the school to partner with industries that could set their students up for success after graduation. Listen in as Chancellor Steven Gonzalez talks about this new approach.
In January of 2020, Dr. Steven Gonzalez assumed the role of Interim Chancellor for the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college systems in the nation, serving nearly 200,000 students with the support of 10,000 faculty and staff across 10 colleges.
He has nearly 25 years of instructional and administrative experience in higher education. He served as the eighth president of Gateway Community College, one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. Dr. Gonzalez has also served on the National Community College Hispanic Council, as an executive board member, the community college Survey of Student Engagement as a member of the Board of Directors, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development, and the Arizona Post Secondary Education Board of Commissioners.
He has recently published an article in the New Directions for Community Colleges Journal.