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San Luis Obispo, California
(805) 546-3100 


San Luis Obispo County Community College District
Established: 1963
Size: 3,316 square miles
Population: 269,000±
Cuesta College is located at the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent educational programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff. In 1996 the college received a Silver Medal Eureka Award for Quality and Service Excellence.

Western Association of Schools and College

Instructional Programs
Lower division academic transfer courses, vocational/technical training, short courses, continuing education, distance education, day and evening classes.

34 Associate of Art degrees
30 Associate of Science degrees
48 Certificate of Achievement
71 Certificate of Specialization

Student Support Services
Academic and vocational counseling, art gallery, children's center, student newspaper, student radio station, Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services EOPS/CARE, financial aid, health center, Hollister Adobe Museum, learning skills, library learning resources, student development and student activities, transfer/career center and tutoring center.

Community Programs
Public events, community education short courses, year-round recreation activities, Institute for Professional Development/Small Business Development Center (IPD/SBAC), Alumni and Friends Association, Business Partners, Athletic Booster Club and Friends of the Library.

Special Events
Women's Forum, Writers' Conference, Seniors' Day, College for Kids and Learning Disabilities Conference.

2009-2010: $60.9 million

Spring 2011 Total Enrollment: 11,969
Spring 2011 North County: 3,177
Spring 2011 San Luis Obispo: 8,377
Spring 2011 South County: 731
Spring 2011 Distance Ed: 2,153

Faculty and Staff
167 Full-time faculty
418 Part-time faculty
229 Classified staff
40 Managers, administrators, supervisors and confidentials

Board of Trustees, 2011
Patrick Mullen, President
Angela Mitchell, Vice President

Per C. Mathiesen
Charlotte Alexander
Gaye L. Galvan
Kayli Mozingo, Student Trustee

College Administration
Superintendent/President Dr. Gilbert H. Stork

Assistant Superintendents/Vice Presidents
Dr. Linda Fontanilla, Student Services
Toni Sommer, Administrative Services
Dr. Cathleen Greiner, Academic Affairs

Dr. Pamela Ralston, Humanities
Deborah Wulff, Sciences, Math, Nursing and Physical Education
John Cascamo, Workforce and Economic Development
Sandee McLaughlin, Executive Dean North County Campus, South County Centers

Executive Director Human Resources and Labor Relations
Bill Benjamin

Executive Director Foundation/Advancement
Interim, Dr. Barbara George


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