23 Years of Serice

In honor of Dr. Frank Gornick

The West Hills Community College District Invites you to attend a Retirement Gala


Please join us in celebrating
His 23 year legacy
Of wonderful service and dedication

23 Years of Service
  • 5:00 pm – Reception and No Host Social Hour
  • 6:00 – Program & Dinner Begin
  • 9:00 pm – Dancing

Dress to Impress

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.
  • This event is expected to sell out quickly.
  • Donations in the name of Dr. Frank Gornick will benefit the WHCCD President’s Scholars Program
For questions or assistance, please call (559) 934-2102 or email chancellorsoffice@whccd.edu

Donate to the President's Scholars Program in honor Dr. Frank Gornick

Chancellor Frank Gornick started the President’s Scholars Program soon after he arrived at West Hills College as Superintendent/President in 1994. Since then, more than 800 top-performing high school graduates from our region have had the opportunity to attend their first two years of college tuition-free and with much needed help for expensive textbooks.

While the average tenure of a California community chancellors and superintendent/presidents is about 5 years, Chancellor Gornick, a former West Hills College student himself, has served at the helm of the district for over 23 years. Through his personal commitment and tenacity, the President’s Scholars Program has grown stronger over those years. In the early days, 15-25 students per year would access the scholarship, which requires a 3.5 or higher high school GPA. Over the past two decades, that number has grown: more than 130 students have received the scholarship during each of the last two years.

Donate to the President’s Scholars Program in Chancellor Gornick’s honor below.


Please feel free to leave a personal message for Dr. Frank Gornick or take the opportunity to share a memory. Submissions will be compiled into a memory book for the Chancellor.

Dr. Frank Gornick

If you have a photo of Dr. Frank Gornick that you would like to share for possible inclusion in the memory book, please email to chancellorsoffice@whccd.edu. Be sure to identify individuals in the photos, along with dates. Thank you!

Looking for hotel accommodations?

We suggest the following:

Harris Ranch Inn and Restaurant

24505 W Dorris Avenue – Coalinga, CA
(559) 935-0717

Harris Ranch Inn has a limited number of rooms available at a discounted rate. Please mention the West Hills College Retirement Event when booking your room. Rooms at the discounted rate will not be available for long. We encourage you to make reservations early.

Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino

17225 Jersey Avenue – Lemoore, CA
(800) 615-8030