Thomas G. Coley,

Acting President,

Gateway Community College (GCC)

"Things do not happen.  They are made to happen."


—John F. Kennedy

 About The Gateway Community College Foundation


The Gateway Community College Foundation, Inc., incorporated in 1993, is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to support Gateway Community College

and its mission. 

Its Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from Greater New Haven’s business, education, government and health care sectors who generously donate their time and expertise to support Gateway Community College through fundraising, scholarship selection and other volunteer activities.


Money raised by the Foundation funds student scholarships, helps purchase state-of-the-art classroom equipment and materials and provides professional development opportunities for college educators and personnel.


The Gateway Community College Foundation helps build a network of community support and promotes better public understanding of the College as a significant regional resource and a means of providing and promoting educational opportunity and career advancement.

About Gateway Community College


Gateway provides residents and businesses of the Greater New Haven area with innovative educational programs, as well as social and cultural opportunities.


Each year more than 14,000 individuals choose from the more than 100 accredited degree and certificate programs at Gateway Community College, which they take for college credit, professional development, and personal enrichment.


The college’s focus is on associate degrees and certificates in academic, career, engineering technology, technical study programs, health career fields, and more.



On July 1, 1992, Gateway’s new location at Long Wharf, formerly known as South Central Community College, combined resources with Greater New Haven State Technical College in North Haven. This merged institution is now one of the twelve community colleges in Connecticut.


Mission and Purposes

Gateway Community College offers high-quality instruction and comprehensive services in an environment conducive to learning. We respond to the changing academic, occupational, technological, and cultural needs of a diverse population.


To realize this mission, Gateway Community College:

  • Offers a broad range of credit and credit-free liberal arts and sciences, technical, and career associate degree and certificate programs and courses leading to transfer, employment, and lifelong learning;

  • Encourages student success and inclusion through stimulating learning opportunities, innovative teaching, support services, and co-curricular activities;

  • Supports economic development through partnerships with business, industry, government, and our community, by providing workforce development, business development, and technology transfer;

  • Strengthens our community through the sponsorship of intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational events and activities;

  • Engages students and community members as active, responsible leaders.


Gateway Community College, along with the 16 other Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU)—four state universities, 12 community colleges, and Charter Oak State College—is governed by the Board of Regents (BOR) for Higher Education.