SBCC's west campus overlooks the ocean.

Superintendent / President Search

The Board of Trustees of Santa Barbara City College has announced that the search for a new Superintendent/President is underway. 

The Board of Trustees of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) welcomes applications and confidential nominations for its next Superintendent/President 
(President) to lead one of the oldest and most prestigious community colleges in California. 

The President will be a competent, equity-minded leader who excels in complex organizations and is passionate about the comprehensive community 
college mission. The new President will be a successful communicator, team builder, problem-solver, and resource builder and manager with strong 
organizational and human impact skills to engage all constituencies in collaboratively shaping the future for the College. 

The successful candidate will build on SBCC’s history of providing quality, innovative educational experiences for all students to achieve their highest 
potential. They also will be a visible, active leader in the community and work closely with the SBCC Foundation to enhance relationships and partnerships. 

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, courageous, visionary, and inclusive higher education leader eager to commit to serving Santa Barbara 
City College and advancing the quality of life and economic well-being of the diverse residents and communities in the region.

Process Overview

Recruitment will begin on Wednesday, December 7 with release of the position announcement and application process.

For additional information, confidential inquiries, or nominations, feel free to contact our Executive Search consultants:

Dr. Helen Benjamin | (510) 701-1553
Dr. Cindy Miles | (619) 322-8824

Summary Timeline of Superintendent / President Search

August – October 2022

  • Board of Trustees announce nationwide search
  • Board Ad Hoc Committee (Trustees Abboud, Croninger, Miller) guides review and update of Superintendent / President Selection Policy, Job Description, and Search and Hire Timeline
  • Board issues RFP & selects HSV Consulting, Inc. as executive search firm
  • Board solicits community volunteers and constituency representatives (faculty, staff, administrators, students) for Screening Committee
November 1, 2022 College Survey to solicit feedback for Position Profile
November 8-10, 2022 Board approves Screening Committee members
November 16, 2022 Screening Committee Meeting
December 7, 2022 Application Period Opens (Position Profile)
January 20, 2023 Application Period Closes
February 21, 2023 First-Level Zoom Interviews (Screening Committee)
March 1 , 2023 Second-Level In-Person Interviews (Screening Committee)
March 14 - 15, 2023 Finalist Public Forums
March 17 - 18, 2023 Board of Trustees Final Interviews
April – October 2023 Transition Support for Incoming Superintendent/ President
July 1, 2023 New Superintendent / President begins Service