Office of Academic & Student Affairs

Dr. Maria Wise
Dr. Maria Wise, Ed.D.

The Office of Academic & Student Affairs at GateWay administers all areas of instruction including faculty, curriculum and student academic issues. It also has oversight of non-instructional areas related to student enrollment, student life and special student programs. Our mission is to enrich the student experience by fostering learning and personal development and by providing for and responding to students' needs.

The unit is designed and dedicated to serving students and to make sure that the campus learning environment is conducive to students attaining their academic goals. See below for programs and service areas.

Dr. Maria Wise, Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Dr. Maria L. Wise has 26 years of experience, serving K-12 and community college education in the state of Arizona, both as a teacher and leader. Currently, Dr. Wise is serving as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at GateWay Community college overseeing functions under the leadership of four deans. Prior to taking on the oversight of Student Affairs, she was the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Wise was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for four years where she provided leadership and advocacy for six academic divisions, dual enrollment, various academic and student success initiatives, and developmental education. Prior to her role as Dean of Arts and Sciences, she taught mathematics as a residential faculty for three years. In this role she taught various levels of mathematics with a focus on developmental education.

Dr. Wise earned an EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, an MA in Education, with an emphasis in Contemporary Mathematics, from California State University, Northridge; and a BS in Education, with an emphasis in Mathematics, at Northern Arizona University. 

Academic Affairs


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