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.

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Serving Diverse Students

The College attracts students who reflect the growing diversity of the region and is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The Office of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency advances campus-wide diversity and equity goals and supports four student equity centers:

The Student Equity and Achievement Committee champions progress on removing barriers to  success for students of varying race and ethnicity, students with disabilities, and students who are economically disadvantaged, first-generation, LGBTQIA+, or members of other historically marginalized populations. 

SBCC has more than 30 remote and in-person student support departments and services that provide advising, counseling, financial aid, tutoring, mentoring, childcare, food and housing resources, mental and physical health care, and focused support for specific student populations.

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Students in Center for Equity


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