SANTA BARBARA — ColoradoBoulevard.net:
The Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees announced on Monday, May 8, the selection of Pasadena City College President, Dr. Erika Endrijonas, as the next Superintendent/President of SBCC.
By News Desk
Dr. Endrijonas’ employment is subject to contract negotiations. Her contract is expected to go before the Board of Trustees at their June 15, 2023 meeting. Dr. Endrijonas is expected to officially begin her role at SBCC on August 1, 2023.
“Dr. Endrijonas brings a strong commitment to the work we do for student access and success,” said SBCC Board President Jonathan Abboud. “She has a wealth of experience as a community college president overseeing a budget of over $300 million at Pasadena City College, and she served as a dean at SBCC for nine years. She has demonstrated that she is equity and antiracism focused, transparent and collaborative.”
Dr. Endrijonas said:
It has been my goal since I left SBCC to return. It is where I started my community college career. I am thrilled to render service in a place I love.
The process for selecting the Superintendent/President included a nationwide search and the three finalists were chosen by a 19-member screening committee comprised of credit and non-credit students, faculty, classified professionals and administrators, SBCC Foundation, community members, and two members of the SBCC Board of Trustees. The Superintendent/President search committee unanimously identified finalists through a screening process that began in November, 2022. Finalists participated in public forums, and then were interviewed by the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Endrijonas has served as the Superintendent/President of Pasadena City College since January 2019 and she previously served as President of Los Angeles Valley College in the Los Angeles Community College District for four-and-a-half years.
Source: sbcc. Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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