Dr. Golseth was first hired as Dean of Students in August 1977. She was the first woman cabinet member at Ohlone and was only the second woman administrator (Verle Walters was the first). Dr. Golseth’s title was changed to Vice President of Student Services and she retired June 1997, after 20 years of distinguished service to the college. Upon retirement, she was granted Emeritus status. The annual Anne E. Golseth Excellence in Student Leadership Scholarship was established by her colleagues to honor her leadership and commitment to the development of students.
Anne served the college and students with energy, caring, enthusiasm, and commitment to meet the needs of students and the college and she was known for her perseverance and innovations in developing and maintaining excellent student service programs. She was a leader, team member, facilitator and motivator. Anne was a mentor to her staff, students, faculty and administrators, encouraging them to grow professionally and personally.
Anne brought many distinguished and important services to campus including the expansion of the Career Center, Tutorial Services, and Campus Activities; the most recent being the Student Health Center in January 1996. Her leadership is hallmarked by collaboration and with others she built strong bridges between student services and academic affairs and between the College and high schools and the greater community.
Anne believed in acknowledging the accomplishments of others and worked tirelessly to improve the commencement ceremonies; she brought greater dignity and celebration to the graduations. Anne loved graduation and wanted everyone to be welcomed to the ceremonies, to role model inclusiveness, she would sign America the Beautiful. These changes and improvements to the graduation ceremony and have become ongoing traditions in the years since.
Anne served on and chaired numerous college committees and task force teams throughout her Ohlone career, always taking notes and following through on how the college could improve the systems.
Anne was a leader in statewide and national organizations such as the Association of California Community College Administrators, the Commission on Athletics, the California Community College Student Services Administrators Association, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Anne was recognized by the NASPA as 1995 recipient of the Scott Goodnight Award for outstanding performance as a Dean of Student Services.
Anne values and models integrity, loyalty and respect for others. Finally, she is unassuming and genuine in her work and in her life.