SAC President Search

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Santa Ana College is seeking a highly visible, visionary, innovative leader, who is willing to make a long-term commitment to the College, will be invested in the college and community, and through genuine communication serve as a strong advocate for the diverse student population.

Through a nation-wide search, the College is looking for qualified candidates that possess the following personal characteristics and qualities:

  1. Demonstrated evidence in being an approachable, equity-minded and community-driven leader who is student centered, empowers a diverse student population, and embraces diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  2. Experience in collaboration and participatory governance with a diverse population of students, personnel, and community members to achieve consensus on educational and economic goals.

  3. Possesses a strategic and innovative vision of how the College can increase enrollment, improve student retention; ensure the completion of programs and degrees.|
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  4. A leader who supports the building of a diverse student community through campus-wide activities that result in a positive learning environment and opportunities for student leadership.

  5. Commitment to providing a fair and equitable environment for all employees.

  6. Experience in prioritizing and leading the implementation of college-wide technology infrastructure, overseeing construction of new facilities and compliance with bond requirements.

  7. Evidence of strong financial acumen and a successful track record of balancing the budget.

  8. Experience developing public and private partnerships and serving as an astute advocate on a local and legislative level.

  9. Demonstrated experience and a commitment to pro-fessional development opportunities for all employees.

  10. Understands and supports SAC’s Guided Pathways initiative, and explores the relationship with non-credit/CTE, child development programs and public safety academies to increase student success.

  11. Focus on transparency, accountability and open communication in decision-making processes that will promote faculty, staff and student buy-in.

  12. Demonstrates experience in the collective bargaining process and a deep commitment to the development of a collaborative, collegial relationship with faculty, staff, and employee group leaders.

  13. A decisive transformational leader, with a high level of integrity, who builds trust and develops relationships to facilitate the empowerment of employees.

  14. Experience in leading the accreditation process.

Contact Information

For confidential inquiries about the position, please contact:

Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
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Jose Leyba, Ed.D.
Phone: (480) 620-2480
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