The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has named experienced fundraiser Sally Cox as its new Auxiliary executive director, a position responsible for securing and managing millions of dollars in grants each year.
“I am so excited to be part of a great team of professionals and students,” Cox said. “Community colleges provide critically needed opportunities for students from a wide variety of backgrounds to expand their horizons. Hopefully, my work will provide opportunities for more students to participate in higher education and those students will have exciting opportunities at the district that will help them to achieve their educational dreams.”
The Auxiliary has secured more than $55 million for the college district over the past decade, averaging about 50 grant agreements annually to bolster college programs. For example, a three-year, $3.5 million regional grant awarded in 2004 by the state Chancellor’s Office helped pay for $100,000 high-tech, lifelike mannequins used in lab classes at Grossmont College’s Nursing and Allied Health Program.