Hartnell College reveals finalists for superintendent – Salinas Valley Tribune

SALINAS VALLEY – Hartnell Community College District Governing Board last week announced three finalists for the position of permanent superintendent / president and has scheduled face-to-face open forums for this Friday.

The finalists are: Michael Gutierrez, president of Sacramento City College; Brian Sanders, Vice President of Instruction for Columbia College in Sonora, California; and Christopher Villa, who most recently served as president of Portland Community College in Oregon.

Finalists for Hartnell College Superintendent / President (from left) Michael Gutierrez, Brian Sanders and Christopher Villa.

Finalists will be presented to the school and community during 45-minute open forums on March 11 at Steinbeck Hall, starting at 1 p.m. (Sanders), 2 p.m. (Villa) and 3 p.m. (Gutierrez). Steinbeck Hall is located in Building C of the main campus, 411 Central Ave., in Salinas.

After a brief presentation, each finalist will have five minutes to present their opening remarks. Participants in the live audience will have the opportunity to submit questions to the finalists, moderated by search consultant Stan Carrizosa of Community College Search Services.

The live question and answer period will last 30 minutes.

The forums will also be broadcast live via webinars, although they will be viewable only and not interactive. Links to live forum webinars will be posted on hartnell.edu/about/president/search/finalists.html.

The President of the Governing Board, Erica Padilla-Chavez, thanked all the candidates who presented themselves during a nationwide search and the 17 members of a search committee that included students and representatives of university bargaining units, university management, key industries in the Salinas Valley and the Hartnell College Foundation.

“We sincerely appreciate the time investment of the research committee members and their thoughtful work in reviewing the candidates taking into account the best interest of Hartnell’s students,” Padilla-Chavez said.

The Board intends to approve the appointment of Hartnell’s new Superintendent / Permanent Chair at a special board meeting on March 22, with a scheduled start date on July 1.

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