Gonzalez, Barbara J.
Barbara J. Gonzalez, CPA, MBA serves as residential faculty and lead accounting faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC). She teaches the introductory financial and managerial accounting courses. As lead accounting faculty, Gonzalez hires and trains all adjunct accounting faculty, as well as schedules classes and manages daily operations of the accounting program at CGCC. She began her 15-year long career in academia as adjunct faculty for various colleges in both the traditional and online environment, and now serves as a Co-Advisor for Arizona Collegiate DECA.
At South Mountain Community College, Gonzalez received two Pillar Awards, one in 2016 for learning organizations and one in 2018 for student success. She has also received Advisor of the Year for Collegiate DECA and was nominated for Educator of the Year for Private Career Colleges in 2012. Gonzalez earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an accounting concentration from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting Degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Before going into Academia, Gonzalez practiced public accounting for seven years at Burt & Nagel, CPAâ€™s, Ltd. In Albuquerque, NM and at Lundy Allard & Company, PLLC in Rogers, AR.