GURC Historical Timeline


1972: Gallaudet College establishes the College of Continuing Education (CCE) and division of Public Services.  Dr. Thomas A. Mayes was hired as Dean of CCE and Vice President of Public Services.  This is when for the first time Gallaudet started to serve the nation via community, continuing, professional and family education programs, both on and off campus. 

The College of Continuing Education eventually established the Regional Centers (GURC) in various colleges to bring the expertise of Gallaudet University out to the rest of the country. The original Mid-Atlantic regional center was served out of Gallaudet, and later serving  the Southeast region. 

1977: GURC was founded at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, serving the Midwest.

1980: GURC was founded at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts, serving the Northeast.

1983: GURC was founded at Ohlone College in Fremont, California, serving the West.

1985: GURC was founded at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, serving the Southeast.

1986: GURC was founded at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, serving the Southwest.

1988: GURC was founded at Kapi'olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawai'i, serving the Pacific.

1993/94: GURC-Southwest states were re-aligned.

2009-2010: Request for Collaborations and re-alignment of GURC centers were implemented to reflect changing demographics, which included the re-establishment of a Southwest center, the move of the Midwest center, and the establishment of the Southeast center at Gallaudet.

2010: As part of re-alignment, the Southeast center replaced the Mid-Atlantic center and is served at Gallaudet. GURC was founded at   John A. Logan in Carterville, IL, serving the Midwest.

2011: GURC was founded at Austin Community College in Austin, TX, serving the Southwest.

2011-present: Current Gallaudet University Regional Centers
    • Ohlone College, Fremont, CA serving the West
    • John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL serving the Midwest
    • Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA serving the Northeast
    • Kapi'olani Community College, Honolulu, HI serving the Pacific
    • Austin Community College, Austin, TX serving the Southwest
    • Gallaudet University, Washington, DC serving the Southeast
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