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Santiago Canyon College Presidential Search

​​​​​​​​​​The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is seeking a successor to Santiago Canyon College (SCC) President Dr. John Hernandez, who retired in June 2020.

RSCCD, with assistance from Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), is conducting a presidential search for qualified candidates that possess the following personal characteristics and qualities:

  • Demonstrated strategic ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad buy-in and action that, in turn, significantly improve student access and success;
  • Demonstrated success in building an effective and cohesive leadership team;
  • Demonstrated passion for serving community college students and an understanding of the sense of urgency required to foster equity in both access and student success;
  • Demonstrated results-oriented approach focused on plans and implementation efforts based on student success and achievement rates;
  • Demonstrated strength of character as exemplified by behavioral integrity and ethical decision making;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with and earn the trust of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders, among other things, the college goals and strategic objectives to advance student access and success;
  • Demonstrated experience with fiscal processes, including securing sufficient resources to adequately fund college operations and ensuring adequate controls to prevent fiscal mismanagement;
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, construction and effective utilization of college facilities;
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities with a track record as a successful fundraiser; and
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with external partners and developing joint programs or partnerships to leverage resources to reach underserved populations and achieve greater levels of student success.

Complete details regarding the SCC president position and the presidential search process, including hiring timelines, can be found on the RSCCD website.

Click below to view the president search overview.

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Visit SCC Presidential Search Website