By Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) announces the selection of three finalists for the position of Superintendent/President. The finalists for the position are Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D., current Superintendent/President of Pasadena City College; Richard Storti, Ed.D., current Executive Vice Chancellor of San Mateo County Community College District; and Katrina VanderWoude Ed.D., current Vice Chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District.
Read more about the Superintendent/President candidates here.
The candidates were chosen by a 19-member screening committee comprised of credit and non-credit students, faculty, classified professionals and administrators; the SBCC Foundation; community members; and members of the SBCC Board of Trustees. The Superintendent/President search committee unanimously identified the finalists through an extensive screening process that began in November, 2022. Since January 20, 2023, the committee reviewed 36 candidate applications and conducted Zoom interviews of 14 candidates, followed by in-person interviews of eight semi-finalists.
Details on forthcoming public forums and final interviews will be announced later this week. The forums will be offered for viewing in-person and virtually, and will also be recorded. SBCC employees, students and interested community members are invited to attend the forums. An online survey will be available after the forums for all who wish to offer feedback.
SBCC has been on a search for a successor to Utpal Goswami, Ph.D., who resigned in July, 2021. The college has been led by Interim Superintendent/President, Kindred Murillo, Ed.D. since August, 2021. Dr. Murillo came out of retirement to serve in this temporary capacity.
For more information about the Superintendent/President Search, please visit the SBCC Search Committee website.
Established in 1909, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is one of the oldest community colleges in California. The district consists of SBCC’s main campus on Santa Barbara’s beachfront coast, two separate campuses for its School of Extended Learning programs, as well as a Cosmetology school. The college offers a range of associate degree, certificate and transfer programs and is recognized by the Department of Education as an official Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).