Stanton Chase International search firm assisting Santa Barbara Community College with its president search
March 24, 2012
The SBCC Board of Trustees discussed a schedule Thursday that will guide the search process for a new superintendent/president.
Former President Andreea Serban was dismissed by the trustees last summer in closed session, and Dr. Jack Friedlander has been acting president of the college since then.
A complaint was sent to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges last summer alleging the board was out of compliance, and the ACCJC visited the campus in the fall as part of its investigation. SBCC received a damning draft report of its findings and has responded to the commission, but has not yet received a response about the college’s accreditation status.
In the meantime, search firm Stanton Chase International, which was hired by the college, stated last month that it had already received 30 applications for the superintendent position.