#42 Adrian Gonzales, Staff
(Interim Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Support Programs & Services)
I joined COD in 1998 as a faculty coordinator assigned to lead the TRIO programs -- a series of programs geared toward assisting low-income students to become the first in their families to earn a college degree. Over the last decade COD has provided me with many opportunities to grow personally and professionally and I now have the privilege of serving as both the Interim VP of Student Affairs and Dean of Student Support Programs and Services.
Throughout my time at COD I have had the great pleasure of working in partnership with many faculty, staff, and administrators who work tirelessly to provide our students with an opportunity to achieve their goals. This spirit of putting students first makes COD a great institution to be a part of.
My wife and I are proud donors to the COD Foundation. In keeping with how I started my career at COD, our modest gift goes toward providing low-income students with scholarships. It is our hope that these scholarships will allow at least one more student to become the first in their family to earn a college degree.