President's Office

President's Message


On behalf of the faculty, staff and administration, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Garden City Community College. With students being our focus, GCCC provides our diverse southwest Kansas communities and region with an excellent educational experience that fosters social responsibility and prepares students for personal and academic success. Established in 1919, Garden City Community College has a rich tradition providing students, local community, region and state with high quality, affordable higher education and workforce training.

Garden City Community College is proud of the highly qualified faculty, staff and administrators whose passion and dedication is to focus on students and providing an engaging and positive learning experience. Whether you are starting a new career, enhancing academic skills or preparing to transfer to a four-year university, Garden City Community College is the right choice to help meet your goals.

Garden City Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). GCCC delivers college credit instruction, certificates and degrees through HLC, and the accreditation requires the college to show the quality of programs, fiscal responsibility and sustainability.

The faculty, staff and administrators take pride in preparing students to be the best. I invite you to explore GCCC and learn more about our quality learning and student opportunities available to you. I also invite you to visit campus and get a first-hand experience on how GCCC can help you reach your goals. Garden City Community College is an exciting and progressive institution that focuses on students and the community. We look forward to welcoming you to campus as a future Broncbuster.

Ryan J. Ruda



                          President's Cabinet
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Karla Armstrong, VP for Administrative Services / CFOKarla Armstrong
VP for Administrative Services /CFO

Marc Malone, Vice President for Instructional Services

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VP for Student Services