GCC Welcomes New College President

Monday, July 24, 2023
Dr. Tiffany Hernandez, GCC President

We are pleased to announce Tiffany Hernandez, Ph.D., as the new President of GCC. Dr. Hernandez assumed her new role on July 10, 2023.

Dr. Hernandez most recently served as the Vice President for Student Success at San Antonio College and as San Antonio College’s accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges. She also led the substantive change review and site visit for approval as a baccalaureate-granting institution to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing, the first baccalaureate degree approved in the Alamo Colleges District. 

“I am honored to be returning to my home state of Arizona to serve communities in the West Valley at Glendale Community College,” said Dr. Hernandez. “I look forward to leading collaboratively with the College faculty, staff, students, and colleagues throughout the Maricopa Community Colleges. Together we will work with community partners to transform lives and support a thriving community through education.” 

While at San Antonio College Dr. Hernandez’s collaborative leadership contributed to the College receiving the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and the Seal of Exceléncia from Exceléncia in Education.

Dr. Hernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian language from the University of Arizona, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah College of Law, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in criminal justice from Texas State University