Interim Vice President of College Services

Herman Gonzalez, M. Ed. has more than 25 years of leadership experience in higher education. In the Maricopa Community College District, Mr. Gonzalez provided executive-level leadership, vision, and strategic direction as the chief financial and operations officer.

As Vice President of Administrative Services for Paradise Valley Community College, Mr. Gonzalez was responsible for financial planning and development, facilities services, marketing, technology, human resources, public safety, and grants development and management. He has served at multiple campuses over the course of his many years of service in the Maricopa County Community College District.

Mr. Gonzalez possesses a master's degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership. He also has experience in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of complex projects such as the One Maricopa Initiative, the Maricopa Prioritization Process, and the Guided Pathways implementation. He was instrumental in executing several Student and Financial conversions, accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Curriculum Development and Faculty Staffing plans, Steering Committee for the Self-Study, Strategic Planning, Campus Master Planning, and GO Bond Capital Construction and Remodel.

Gonzalez created and developed the Grants Development and Management Office at Glendale Community College in the Maricopa District, where the main focus is Title III and V grant opportunities. His responsibilities also included managing and developing sustainable funding and revenue opportunities through the allocation of enrollment growth funding, auxiliary revenue, general non-credit, facility rentals, and grants funding sources.

Gonzalez has many years of experience developing and managing multi-funded budgets at $75M, to include several inter-faculty initiatives and capital projects with budgets exceeding $105M. He developed and funded a sustainable model in support of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) initiative.