San José-Evergreen Community College District – Evergreen Valley College President
With equity, opportunity, and social justice as our guiding principles, Evergreen Valley College’s Mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens.
EVC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This accrediting body is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. EVC’s accreditation was reaffirmed in early 2017.
1. EVC will improve student success
i. Expand the development of educational and career pathways.
ii. Increase the number of students earning a degree, certificate, or transferring to a four-year institution and reduce the average number of units accumulated by students earning an associate degree.
iii. Assess and strategically enhance enrollment and completion through practices supporting the student’s college experience.
2. EVC will support student success
i. Address student basic needs.
ii. Enhance academic support through early intervention.
iii. Increase health and mental wellness support.
3. EVC will enhance internal institutional effectiveness
i. Clarify the college governance structure.
ii. Strengthen internal communications to facilitate a more cohesive college community.
iii. Address program influence/impact on the college.
iv. Establish structure and timeline for measuring internal institutional effectiveness.
4. EVC will enhance institutional effectiveness in the community at large
i. Increase mutually beneficial activities in the San Jose community and South Bay region.
ii. Increase community use of college property.
iii. Increase the portion of CTE program graduates who find work in their field of study.
iv. Establish a structure and a timeline for measuring external college impact.
EVC BY THE NUMBERS (2018-2019)
Students Served: 14,558
American Indian: 0.5%
Pacific Islander: 0.4%
Degrees and Certificates Awarded: 934
Associate Degrees for Transfer: 488
Associate of Arts Degrees: 218
Associate of Science Degrees: 116
Many of EVC’s students transfer to nearby San José State University, while others transfer throughout the California State University and University of California systems.
Degree and Certificate Programs: 55
Evergreen Valley College (EVC) opened in 1975. The 130-acre, picturesque campus is located near the foot of the Diablo Mountain range in San José’s “Evergreen” neighborhood. As part of the San José – Evergreen Community College District, EVC partners with San José City College, the District’s Community College Center for Economic Mobility, and a Community College Extension in Milpitas to provide educational opportunities throughout the District it serves.
In 2016, EVC celebrated the grand openings of its new Automotive Technology Building; Math, Science, and Social Science (MS3) Building; Fitness Center; Veterans Freedom Center; and Central Green, which allows for better social interaction and connectivity throughout campus. With the recent passage of Measure X, a District-wide $748 million bond, the community indicated widespread support for continued construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities in order to meet the diverse 21st Century educational needs identified in the College’s Educational Master Plan. EVC receives approximately $320 million in Measure X funds to continue to build out and upgrade its campus over the next few years.
Evergreen Valley College is proud to play an important role in the economic vitality of its community and the lives of so many people. Students come to EVC seeking job skills training, transfer preparation, pursuit of lifelong learning opportunities, and much more. A 2019 Champion of Higher Education for transfers, EVC is also the No. 1-ranked community college by salary potential in the Bay Area and tied for third among public, two-year institutions in the country. In addition, EVC faculty ranked No. 2 in the nation among two-year institutions in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Faculty Diversity Index.
Our students have high expectations for EVC, and the college faculty, staff, and administration work hard to meet those expectations.
Community, Students, Staff and Faculty…
Expect the successful candidate to…
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and equity.
• Maintain an institutional focus on student success that includes laser focus on academic programs and student services, with attention to the mental health spectrum and food and housing insecurities of our students.
• Be visible and involved in student life, understand who EVC students are on a holistic level and demonstrate a manner that is approachable and open-minded.
Vision and Mission
• Demonstrate a proven ability to develop a clear vision for the college and build a strong sense of team and community throughout campus.
• Demonstrate a proven ability to develop a campus climate that partners students, staff, faculty, and administration as stakeholders in student success.
• Identify opportunities and convert challenges into innovative solutions.
• Promote a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and effective working relationships across the College and within the District.
• Possess financial sophistication and intelligence. Experience with college-level budgeting. Demonstrate an ability to make sound financial decisions.
• Demonstrate an ability to engage in participatory governance where the decision-making process is collaborative and transparent.
• Have strong communication skills .
• Establish a clear vision and focus on continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness.
• Advocate for professional development.
• Uphold strong moral and ethical values and practices.
• Be involved in local, state, and federal initiatives.
• Understand the California community college policy, regulatory, legal, political, and accreditation environments.
• Value building meaningful relationships in the local community and show a demonstrated ability to do so.
• Be an active participant in college and community life. Create unity between campus life and the greater community.
• Recognize the College’s role as a contributor to local, regional, environmental, and cultural viability.
• Understand issues from a local, diverse perspective and implement ideas that are mutually beneficial to the college and greater community.
The next President of EVC will be a visionary leader who will build on the College’s strengths and position it for future success.