The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District is seeking a chief executive who is committed to the comprehensive community college mission and with demonstrated leadership skills to carry on the institution's tradition of outstanding service to the greater Pasadena area, including the ten San Gabriel Valley communities that comprise the District.

The Superintendent-President is the chief executive officer of the District and reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees elected by voters in the District service area. The Superintendent-President is the administrative leader of the District and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the entire District. These responsibilities include:

  • Planning,
  • Budget,
  • Supervision of academic programs, administrative services and student services, and
  • The evaluation of key administrative personnel to make certain the institution is meeting the educational needs of the students and community. 

The Superintendent-President represents the District to community groups, business and industry, local public elementary and high school districts, federal, state, county and city agencies, public and private colleges and universities, to the PCC Foundation Board members and the community at large. Regularly recognized as one of the best places in which to live and do business in America, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley offer a wealth of resources for the executive leadership of the college to build partnerships and advance the mission of the institution.

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More information for applicants

Search Timeline
  • March 7, 2018: Candidate applications due.
  • March 12-23: Screening Committee and Board of Trustees review applications
  • April 7: Board of Trustees interviews selected applicants
  • April 16-19: PCC Spring Break
  • May 23: Board of Trustees approves hire of superintendent-president
Timeline subject to change

Hiring Process

The hiring and evaluation of the college's executive is the responsibility of the seven-member elected Board of Trustees. The board has contracted with [Collaborative Brain Trust]( to manage the recruitment and selection process.

The board has selected a 14-member committee comprising faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the community to conduct an initial screening of applications. The committee members are:

Name In representation of
Paul Jennings Board of Trustees Area 1
Julia M. McCallin Board of Trustees Area 2
Pamela Short Powell Board of Trustees Area 3
Lonnie Schield, Jr. Board of Trustees Area 4
Karen Connolly Board of Trustees Area 5
Marsha Johnson Board of Trustees Area 6
Dan F. Ausman Board of Trustees Area 7
Lynora Rogacs Academic Senate
Shelagh Rose Academic Senate
Mark Whitworth Faculty Association
Graciela Caringella Classified Senate
Cheryl Storms Classified Senate
Joe Futtner Management Association
Bobbi Abram Executive Committee
Emily Ekshian Student Trustee
Kiely Lam Associated Students

This group will forward to the board a list of applicants recommended for interview by the board. The board will then interview applicants, select finalists, and research finalists’ qualifications. As part of this research process, finalists will be invited to visit campus and present their qualifications during an open forum to the campus community. Ultimately the board will select a candidate for the position.