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 is committed to conducting an equitable, inclusive, and transparent national search that will attract a strong pool of outstanding candidates. The Board is seeking an experienced and strong individual that has demonstrated success leading a complex exemplary institution and is passionate about the community college mission.

The new President will actively engage with the college community to ensure the college continues to provide high quality and innovative educational experiences that result in students achieving their goals. The new President also will be a leader in the external community, work closely with the SBCC Foundation and enhance the College’s relationships and partnerships with all segments of its constituents.

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

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

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

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 20 - 22, 2023 First-Level Zoom Interviews (Screening Committee)
March 1 - 2, 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 – June 2023 Transition Support for Incoming Superintendent/ President
July 1, 2023 New Superintendent / President begins Service