Office of the President
Welcome to the Office of the President. Steven R. Gonzales has served as the President of GateWay Community College since July of 2013.
Biography of Dr. Gonzales
Dr. Steven R. Gonzales is the eighth President of GateWay Community College, an urban community college with an annual student enrollment of approximately 14,000, and a skill center with 4,000 annual student enrollment. The College employs over 500 faculty and staff members, and serves as one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa Community College District.
Dr. Gonzales has more than 15 years of instructional and administrative experience in higher education. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the acting associate vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer, for the Pinal County Community College District that operates as Central Arizona College, a multi-campus college serving more than 15,000 students, employing 350 faculty and staff, and annually contracts with an estimated 600 adjunct faculty. At CAC, he also served as dean of communications, math, and learning support, from 2007 to 2011, and as associate dean of academic services in 2007.
Professional memberships, committees and affiliations include Arizona Association of Academic Administrators; Academic Program Articulation Steering Committee; AZ Board of Regents Shared Course Numbering System Taskforce; National Council of Instructional Administrators; and National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (past presenter).
His community involvement includes member and past president of the Coolidge Rotary, and participation on the Pinal County Town Hall Executive Planning Committee and the Resolution Copper Education Advisory Committee.
Dr. Gonzales earned his doctorate in educational administration in the top-ranked Community College Leadership Program from the University of Texas at Austin. His doctoral research focused primarily on the improvement of developmental education. He was awarded a University Preemptive Fellowship, as well as the John and Suanne Roueche Fellowship.
He holds both a master of arts in teaching mathematics and Bachelor of Science in secondary education – mathematics from Northern Arizona University.