Each year, Gadsden State Community College releases a President’s Report that highlights our valuable position on the educational landscape of northeast Alabama. This online 2018 President’s Report proves that Gadsden State continues to be a valuable asset to the communities we serve by providing educational excellence. At Gadsden State, qualified instructors provide strong academic programs that give students the knowledge and skills they need to further their education at a four-year university or immediately enter the workforce. We are developing a highly-skilled, educated workforce that benefits all of Alabama as they become champions in our communities as business leaders, healthcare providers, skilled technicians and local stakeholders.
At Gadsden State, the administration, faculty and staff live by our core values to ensure that we are providing a positive, comprehensive academic experience for our students. Our core values are:
• Student Centric: Accountability to the overall experience of every student
• Commitment to Learning: Lifelong learning through continuous growth and collaboration
• Integrity: Always doing what is right and honest
• Customer Service: Meeting the needs of our customer through quality professional service
• Excellence: Pervades all aspects of our institution in pursuit of delighting those we serve
The President’s Report showcases the positive aspects of our College as a result of our commitment to our core values. This report is a celebration of our students – the traditional student coming to Gadsden State after high school graduation; the adult learner juggling a family with her coursework; the first-generation student obtaining a technical education; and the worker who is enhancing his skills so that he’s a better employee.
I'm proud to be the president of a higher-learning institution that allows students the opportunity to “Start It. Finish It.” I’m proud of the progress we are making through improved infrastructure and a focus on quality instruction. And, I’m proud of the partnerships we have solidified with our committed local businesses and industries.
Please take a moment to read the 2018 President’s Report to see just a few of the inspiring stories of success at Gadsden State.