Johnny Jaguar wearing a face mask

Special COVID-19 Updates

Select the "Learn More" Button for Information about Online Instruction & Services

Learn More

Superintendent/President Search

Photo of Southwestern College Students

Southwestern College is seeking a dynamic individual with a record of proven leadership skills, combined with a passionate commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. The next superintendent/president will lead the district's engaged and enthusiastic faculty and staff who are committed to equity, race consciousness and social justice, providing a culturally responsive environment that provides outstanding educational opportunities for all students.

This position has now closed.

Job Announcement

Brochure (PDF)

Process Updates

  • Nov. 20, 2020: Job application closed and Governing Board members began screening applications
  • Nov. 24, 2020: The Governing Board will hold another special meeting on Friday, November 27 at 9:00 a.m. to continue the review of applications and deliberations on candidates that will move forward for interviews with the Superintendent/President Search Advisory Committee.

Related Articles

Supporting Information


Date Item
Oct. 14 - Nov. 19 Search and recruitment open
Nov. 19 Deadline to apply
Nov. 24 In closed session, Governing Board reviews applications for first-level interviews by search Advisory Committee
Nov. 30 Deadline to submit questions for candidate forum. Link to question form.
Dec. 4 Search Advisory Committee conducts first-level interviews
Dec. 8 Recordings of forums with finalists who will answer questions by employee affinity groups and community members
Dec. 9 - 12 College and community members provide feedback on each finalist (video links will be posted above.)
Dec. 11 Finalist Meet & Greet with Bargaining Units, Academic Senate and Executive Leadership Team
Dec. 15 Final Interviews with Governing Board (link to BoardDocs meeting to come.)

Superintendent/President Search Advisory Committee

A group of 28 individuals representing college constituencies and community are serving as members of the Superintendent/President Search Advisory Committee. These committee members will be conducting the first-level interviews with candidates and will provide feedback directly to the Governing Board. Members include:

Constituency Representatives
Co-Chairs Governing Board President Nora Vargas and Trustee Roberto Alcantar
Academic Senate Two (2) representatives
Southwestern College Educators Association (SCEA) Two (2) representatives
California School Employees Association (CSEA) Two (2) representatives
Southwestern Community College District Administrators Association (SCCDAA) Two (2) representatives
Southwestern College Confidential Employees Two (2) representatives
Executive Leadership Team/Board Liaison One (1) representative
Associated Student Organization Two (2) representatives
Southwestern College Chicano/Latino Coalition Two (2) representatives
Southwestern College Black Alliance Two (2) representatives
Southwestern College Prism Two (2) representatives
Southwestern College API Representatives Two (2) representatives
Community Members Five (5) representatives, one (1) each appointed by a Governing Board member