San Luis Obispo County Community College District
Established: 1963
Cuesta College is located at the heart of scenic San Luis Obispo County, and is highly regarded throughout the state for its excellent education programs, responsive student services and exceptional faculty and staff. Cuesta College offers classes at the main campus in San Luis Obispo, the North County Campus in Paso Robles, and the South County Center in Arroyo Grande.

Western Association of Schools and College

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

28 Associate of Art degrees

3 Associate in Arts for Transfer degrees
23 Associate of Science degrees

2 Associate of Science for Transfer degree
33 Certificates of Achievement
25 Certificates of Specialization

Student Services
Academic and career technical education counseling, children's center, student newspaper, art gallery, 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, transfer/career center, athletics and tutoring center.

Community Programs
Community education classes, online not-for-credit classes, special events, writer’s conference, College for Kids, 4th grade camp, sports camps, sports leagues, aquatics and fitness classes.

2012-2013: $60.7 million

Spring 2013 Total Enrollment: 9,952
Spring 2013 North County: 2,515
Spring 2013 San Luis Obispo: 7,116
Spring 2013 South County: 358
Spring 2013 Distance Ed: 1,878

Faculty and Staff 2013
Full-time faculty: 149
Part-time faculty: 548
Classified staff: 240
Managers, administrators, supervisors and confidentials: 50

Board of Trustees, 2013
Patrick Mullen, President
Angela Mitchell, Vice President
Barbara George

Charlotte Alexander
Gaye L. Galvan Charlie Scovil, Student Trustee


Dr. Gilbert H. Stork

Assistant Superintendents/Vice Presidents
Student Services: Sandee McLaughlin
Administrative Services: Toni Sommer
Academic Affairs: Deborah Wulff

Executive Directors
Human Resources/Labor Relations: Bill Benjamin
Foundation/Advancement: Shannon Hill

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr. Pamela Ralston
Sciences, Math, Nursing, Kinesiology, Health Sciences and Athletics: Bret Clark (interim)
Workforce and Economic Development: John Cascamo
Executive Dean North County Campus and South County Center: Gary Rubin (interim)
Student Services: Nohemy Ornelas