One of our newest Members is GULREZ KHAN, but he says people call him, “Gus” (with affection). Gus joined Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS in October, 2016, and when asked why he joined, Gus says, “Anthony Brocato and Dave Tuohy (who he knew through the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Program) inspired me to join.”
Additionally, he says his mother in India is suffering from a spinal cord compression which has led her not to have sensation in her legs (since 2009), and that since Monterey AMBUCS helps people with disabilities, “having someone suffer in my own family has also encouraged me to join.”.
Gus works at Vista College Lubbock, where he is the Director of Career Services for both Vista’s Lubbock & Amarillo campuses. Prior to Vista, he worked in the fields of healthcare administration, management, and law, but it sounds more like he should have pursued a career in golf, because he says, “You can keep me on the golf course for 24 hours a day :).” It’s no surprise then that he says his favorite past time is playing golf – and hanging out with family, but Guys adds, “Work is my Worship, and I thank God everyday for giving me the opportunity to live the American Dream.”
He has some family members living in Lubbock. His uncle is a physician in town, living here with his wife and their daughter who attends Monterrey High School. Also, an aunt, Ricky, her husband, Justin, and their 7-year-old daughter. His parents, younger sister and other relatives live in India where Gus’ father is a retired Surgeon. He also has some extended family in Sweden, England, and Australia as well, and he tells us, “I firmly believe in the strong power of prayer and like to lead a balanced life.”
When asked about his goals, Gus says, “I want to continue to grow with Vista College. I joined Vista in 2013 as a part time instructor. This is already my 3rd promotion with Vista and I am currently on their Leadership Individual Development Program (LIDP).” As mentioned earlier, Gus is an Ambassador with the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and in November 2013, he won the Chamber’s Young Professionals of Lubbock Twenty under 40 award.
Gus adds, “I want to continue to serve our community as an employee of Vista College, as an Ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce, as a partner with the Workforce Solutions – South Plains, and as a member of the Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS chapter.”
If you. like Gus, are wanting to be more active in the Lubbock community, one strong option to consider is to JOIN US at one of our regular Monday luncheons at the McKenzie/Merkett Alumni Center on the Tech Campus.