Gail Avendano, M.Ed.
Director of Aviation Student Support
B.A. Montana State University
M.E.D. Westminster College
I joined the aviation program when we began offering flight training in 2000.
In my current role, I work closely with aviation students at all levels--from the time they are admitted to the college to the time they graduate, and beyond. Whether students need guidance or support in navigating through college, applying for scholarships, finding internships, reworking their resumes, participating in clubs and organizations, or being involved in professional development activities, I'm here to help.
I also work closely with the rest of the aviation management team in the areas of aviation accreditation, program development, building connections with the larger aviation community, and promoting and supporting college-wide initiatives.
In my free time, I enjoy running and spending time with my family--which includes my husband, who is a SkyWest pilot, three busy kids (2 are Westminster students), and two energetic dogs. I have a bucket-list goal to run a half marathon in all fifty states.