SAC President Search

Santa Ana College Bristol Walkway

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.

  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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Debbie DiThomas, Ed.D.,​
Mobile: (951) 961-6533​
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