Message from the President
Welcome to Germanna Community College! We hope your visit to our website is just the first of many. We want to be your college of choice in meeting your education and training needs as well as serving as your cultural and community partner. Please visit us in person soon. We are so honored to welcome you to Germanna Community College.
Dr. Janet Gullickson
Getting to know Dr. Gullickson
- Dr. Gullickson's Bio
After holding various positions within the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and Community Colleges of Spokane, Dr. Gullickson was appointed President of Spokane Falls Community College, beginning July 1, 2012. During her tenure, Spokane Falls Community College faculty and staff have expanded outreach to at-risk high school students, developed three applied workforce baccalaureate degrees, implemented a faculty advising model, created an equity advocate program for search committees, captured two of eight nationally awarded National Science Foundation grants, reformed developmental education, and refocused college resources on student completions, particularly for marginalized students. In partnership with two colleges in other states, the college received a multi-million dollar Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant. The college will launch guided pathways for career technical and transfer degrees in 2017 as well as open its campus in Pullman, Washington, on the site of Washington State University. In collaboration with student government, a $19 million renovation of the college’s gymnasium and fitness center is underway, funded without state revenue.
Prior to becoming president, she served as District Academic Services Officer for the Community Colleges of Spokane since October 2010. Reporting directly to the Chancellor, she provided district-wide academic support services and spearheaded process improvement strategies in the areas of student enrollment services, grant solicitations and service consolidations.
Dr. Gullickson served three years as Chief Outreach and Client Relations Officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education and CollegeInvest and led the statewide delivery of strategic and operational college accessibility in support of students of color and those identified as low income. She held the Executive Director position for the Denver Scholarship Foundation, charged with increasing high school graduation rates for Denver Public Schools. As Front Range Community College President, she initiated a successful multidisciplinary strategic visioning process for the college, secured significant grant funding to serve at-risk students, and strengthened secondary/postsecondary partnerships to improve high school and college graduation rates.
Dr. Gullickson has also held a variety of other key positions over her career, including Interim President, Interim Provost, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, faculty, and as a consultant in the areas of strategic planning, college foundation board development, student learning assessment, and organizational change. She serves on the boards of Spokane Area Boys and Girls Club Board and United Way’s Excelerate Success, has been a featured key note speaker for various events around the country, and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Scholastic Societies. She was recently recognized by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America with a National Service to Youth award.
Dr. Gullickson holds a Doctorate of Higher Education degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science degree in Rural Sociology from South Dakota State University. She completed the Lean Enterprise certification. And, she is most proud to be a wife and a mother to three, adult children, two of whom live in the Fredericksburg area.
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Community Appearance Request
Throughout the year, the President of Germanna Community College is asked to participate in many events that celebrate student success and promote collaborative partnerships between the College and business and industry leaders, as well as the community. If you would like to have Dr. Gullickson participate in your upcoming event, please complete the form below and submit it to Pam Duff, Executive Assistant to the President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the President’s Office Team
Executive Assistant to the President
FOIA Compliance Officer, Office Manager, President’s Scheduler, Policies, College Board Liaison, Budget Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Internet and Intranet Content Manager
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