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To: College Community

From: Norma L. Hernandez
Governing Board Vice President and S/P Screening Committee Chair

Sept. 16, 2011

After interviewing five candidates for Superintendent/President, the Board has selected the following finalists to consider:

  • Betty Inclan, Ph.D., President, Berkeley City College
  • Melinda Nish, Ed.D., Vice President of Instruction, Orange Coast College
  • Denise Whittaker, Interim Superintendent/President, Southwestern College

The Board's deliberation included a thorough review of the forum evaluations submitted for each candidate. On behalf of the Board, thank you for participating and providing feedback for the Board to consider. I also extend our appreciation to those committee members, students, and staff who assisted in facilitating the forums.

If you were not able to attend, the forums have been posted on the College website for viewing at http://xserve.swccd.edu/forum/index.html

The next phase of our search will be for a subcommittee of the S/P Screening Committee to conduct visits at the sites of the finalists during the week of September 26.

The Board is slated to make its appointment of our Superintendent/President at its October 12 meeting.