GCC Automotive Dept. Chair Named Faculty of the Year 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Gateway Community College (GCC) named Dan Fuller, professor and department chair of Automotive Technology, as Faculty of the Year 2017. Fuller’s efforts have transformed GCC’s Automotive Department. The automotive program’s enrollment has grown by 62% and has been recognized nationally by General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (GMASEP).

The award was presented by GCC’s Dean of Administrative Affairs Mark Kosinski for “[Fuller’s] dedication to serving the needs of faculty, staff, and students and exemplifying the program and GCC’s commitment to excellence in service.” For the past several years, GCC’s automotive programs were housed under GCC’s Engineering Technologies Division. With Fuller’s appointment as Chair, the automotive department will operate as a separate department.

Fuller, a Southbury resident, is an alumnus of GCC. He received a BS from Excelsior College and attended Keller Graduate School of Management. He spent 20 years with General Motors Corporation as a Senior Staff Instructor, Regional Service Engineer, and Regional Technical Manager for the Northeastern US. Fuller holds 50 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications and was named ASE/Motor Age Magazine’s “Technician of the Year.”

For additional information on GCC’s Automotive Technology Department, contact Automotive Program Facilitator, Ed Barlage at (203) 285-2334 or ebarlage@gatewayct.edu.