Office of Student Affairs

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

Together the offices are designed and dedicated to serving students and to make sure that the campus learning environment is conducive to students attaining their academic goals.


Institutional Learning Outcomes

GateWay Community College is committed to student success through assessment for student learning. It is the aspiration of all faculty and staff that graduates of GateWay Community College will demonstrate proficiency in our three Institutional Learning Outcomes: Effective Communication, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Personal Responsibility and Civic Engagement. 

We believe that these three Institutional Learning Outcomes are beneficial to students as they transition to the workforce or continue their academic studies, and endeavor to become engaged global citizens. 

Effective Communication 

Learners will communicate effectively in a range of social, academic, and professional contexts as defined by five competency areas: emotional intelligence, active listening, written, oral and visual modes, effective use of technology, and collaboration skills. 

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

Learners will develop the mindset to gather, organize, synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information to solve problems and make evidence-based decisions as defined by four competency areas: metacognition, decision making, information literacy, and analytical inquiry/quantitative reasoning. 

Personal Responsibility and Civic Engagement 

Learners will demonstrate personal growth and responsibility to others by addressing diverse cultural, civic, social, and global issues. 



Dr. John Vassiliou
Vice President of Student Affairs and Title IX/504 Coordinator

Dr. John Vassiliou

Dr. Vassiliou joined GateWay in Spring 2020 after serving in various leadership capacities in higher education for nearly 25 years, focused on student success, enrollment management and implementation of guided pathways principles and practices at other community colleges in the country. In his role, he will lead the enrollment services, student engagement and athletics functions for the college, and will be instrumental in implementing his guided pathways knowledge in initiatives at the college.

Prior to GateWay, he was Dean of Student Services at Miami Dade College’s Medical Campus, one of the largest community college systems in the country, where he led initiatives toward guided pathways for students interested in healthcare fields.

He also served as the Associate Provost for Student Success at St. Thomas University in Miami, FL where he created the Student Success Center and implemented Professional Academic Advising. His expertise in educational research and successful implementation of developmental education innovative modalities is evidenced in his two latest publications by Scholars’ Press and the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Furthermore, he has developed and implemented innovative projects, such as the Student Oriented Center for Retention & Advancement through Technology & Educational Support (S.O.C.R.A.T.E.S.) Centers at both Miami Dade College, FL, and at St. Thomas University.

He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration & Management from St. Thomas University.


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