CHANCELLOR SEARCH PROCESS - PROGRESS REPORT NO. 1
July 26, 2023
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the next chancellor of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). The appointment of SDCCD’s next chancellor will shape the District’s future for years to come, and the Board is fully committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search.
The Search Brochure, Application Process, Timeline, and other search related materials are posted on SDCCD’s Chancellor Search website. The closing date for applications is October 2, 2023, by midnight.
THE CHANCELLOR SEARCH COMMITTEE
The Chancellor Search Committee will review the confidential applications, interview semifinalist candidates, and identify the final candidates.
MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS
The Search Committee will identify finalists in early November. All finalists will meet in person with key District groups, participate in open forums, and interview with the Board in November/early December. The exact dates, times, and locations will be provided once finalists are confirmed. Everyone throughout the District and community will be invited to attend the public forums with the final candidates. Feedback forms will be provided to all who attend, and the completed forms will be collected after each forum and given to the Board of Trustees and reviewed as part of the Board’s deliberation process.
The start date for the new chancellor will be negotiated between the Board and the selected Finalist.
The Board has selected Academic Search to assist with the chancellor search process. Academic Search will recruit highly competitive candidates, work with the Chancellor Search Committee, and support the Board. Academic Search has conducted more than 2,200 executive searches and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our process. Dr. Gwendolyn G. Joseph and Kate V. Nolde will serve as our Academic Search consultants.
Our recruitment efforts will involve an open, comprehensive, national search, seeking diverse, equity-focused and competitive candidates from all regions of the state and country. Advertisements will also be placed in diverse publications and websites.
THE CHANCELLOR SEARCH WEBPAGE
The Chancellor Search website will include information on all aspects of the search, both for the District and candidates. We will post information pertaining to the search, including regular progress reports, in the coming weeks.
We will continue to keep you updated on this important process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to our Academic Search consultants:
Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D.
President, Board of Trustees
This is a confidential search process. The position will remain open until filled; however, to guarantee consideration, applications should be received by October 2, 2023. The start date is open to negotiation with the selected candidate. Academic Search is assisting SDCCD in this search. Applications and nominations should be sent to SDCCDChancellor@academicsearch.org. Applications must include, in three separate PDF attachments: 1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that emphasizes the candidate’s strongest characteristics and experiences that demonstrate why/how the candidate is best suited to be the next Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District. The candidate is discouraged from attempting to cover every item in the Position Profile in their letter. 2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number. 3. A list of eight references: for example - two to three supervisors, a labor leader, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or classified professionals from current and former institutions. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion about this opportunity with one of the Senior Consultants for the search, either Kate Nolde at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gwendolyn G. Joseph, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
|CHANCELLOR SEARCH TIMELINE|
|June 15, 2023||Board Meeting – Selection of Executive Search Firm|
June 27, 2023
Search Committee Meeting #1 (Zoom)
Chancellor Profile posted on sdccd.edu and Academic Search’s website Local, statewide and national recruitment commences
|July 20, 2023||Board meeting – Chancellor Search Update #1|
|August 31, 2023||Board meeting – Chancellor Search Update #2|
Search Committee Meeting #2 (Zoom)
|September 28, 2023||Board meeting – Chancellor Search Update #3|
|October 2, 2023||Target Date for Receipt of Applications (open until filled)|
|October 2-13, 2023||Search Committee members review confidential applications independently|
|October 16, 2023||
Search Committee Meeting #3 (Zoom)
|October 19, 2023||
Board meeting – Chancellor Search Update #4
|November 6 and 7, 2023||
Search Committee Meeting #4 (In Person)
|November 13 through December 1, 2023||
Final four candidates interview with the full Board of Trustees (Dates and times TBD)
|Week of December 4, 2023||
Members of the Board conduct a site visit to the first-choice candidate’s institution
Board of Trustees announces next Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District
|Start Date TBD||
Start date is open to negotiation with the selected candidate
|CHANCELLOR SEARCH 2023 COMMITTEE MEMBERS|
|Christy Scott||Search Consultant - Non Voting||Academic Search||Consultant|
|Kate Nolde||Search Consultant - Non Voting||Academic Search||Consultant|
|Gwen Joseph||Search Consultant - Non Voting||Academic Search||Consultant|
|Mary Graham||Board Trustee - Non Voting||Board of Trustees||BOT||District Office|
|Craig Milgrim||Board Trustee - Non Voting||Board of Trustees||BOT||District Office|
|Susan Topham||VC of Educational Services||Chancellor's Cabinet||MGMT||District Office|
|Wesley Lundburg||College President||Chancellor's Cabinet||MGMT||Miramar College|
|Tina King||College President||Chancellor's Cabinet||MGMT||College of Continuing Education|
|Lorie Howell||Dean||Management Association||MGMT||College of Continuing Education|
|Majeda Nasrawi||Instructional Support Supervisor II||Supervisory & Professional Association||SPAA||City College|
|Carmen Carrasquillo Jay||English Contract Faculty||Miramar Academic Senate||FAC||Miramar Collge|
|Richard Weinroth||ESL Contract Faculty||Continuing Education Academic Senate||FAC||College of Continuing Education|
|María‐José Zeledón‐Pérez||Communication Studies Faculty||City College
|Andrew Hoffman||English Contract Faculty||Mesa College
|Temmy Najimy||Adminstrative Assistant IV||City College
|Sahar King||Adminstrative Assistant IV||Mesa College
|Sean Young||ILT - Auto Mechanics||Miramar College
|Esther Anthony-Thomas||Student Services Assistant||Continuing Ed.
|CLAS||College of Continuing Education|
|Stephen Rubio||College Police Officer||Police Officer Association Collective Bargaining Representative||POA||District Office|
|Jim Mahler||AFT President||AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Representative||FAC||City College|
|Danielle Short||AFT In-House Counsel||AFT Classified Collective Bargaining Representative||Clas||Mesa College|
|Jamey Murphy||Executive Assistant to the VC, Finance & Business Services||ACE Representative||ACE||
|Margaret Lamb||Executive Assistant to the Chancellor||Chancellor's Office
|Ljubisa Kostic||Legal Counsel||EEO Representative||MGMT||District Office|
|Namod Pallek||Student Trustee||Student Representative||Student||Miramar College|
|Lamont Jackson||Superintendent of San Diego Unified School District||K-12 Section||K-12|
|William Tong||Vice Provost of San Diego State University||Higher Education Sector||Higher Ed|
|Alberto Ochoa||Trustee Advisory Council||Trustee Advisory Council||TAC|