Dr. Kathleen Rose
Dr. Kathleen Rose has been serving the California Community College system since 2002, with the past year as the Superintendent/President at Gavilan Community College. Previously, Dr. Rose was the Executive Vice President and Chief Instruction Officer at Gavilan College for seven years, and was at Hartnell College in similar administrative positions prior to that.
Before returning to service with the community colleges, Dr. Rose was an Associate Dean and Campus Director at Chapman University for twenty years, where she administered undergraduate and graduate programs in Arizona and California at military and community locations. In addition, Dr. Rose has continuously taught as a part-time faculty member for the past 35 years at the undergraduate and graduate level in psychology and organizational leadership at a number of colleges and universities. She has provided a number of workshops and keynote addresses on topics in leadership development with a particular emphasis on cultural change, ethics, and women’s leadership skills.
Dr. Rose has a B.A. in English and elementary education from SUNY Geneseo, an M.Ed. with a major in counseling from the University of Arizona and an Ed.D. with a major in educational leadership and a minor in higher education from the University of Arizona. Dr. Rose is also a national certified counselor and has experience as a private therapist and as an agency counselor.
Dr. Rose is originally from Canandaigua, New York and moved to Monterey in 1999. She has two adult children who are married and live in Salinas and Sacramento. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Gilroy class of 2011, is active in Gilroy Rotary, and participates in numerous community events.