1 October 22, 2015 Patricia English, Vice President of Human Resources Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA Dear Vice President English: Enclosed is a proposal from Community College Search Services (CCSS) to assist in your search for the new Superintendent/President of Santa Barbara City College. This proposal summarizes the services we provide, resumes for the consultants assigned to this search, references and a list of successfully completed searches. We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the proposal. Should you accept this proposal, we are ready to begin the process at your convenience. We appreciate this opportunity to submit a proposal to assist Santa Barbara City College with this important activity. Sincerely, Eva Conrad, Ph.D.
2 EXECUTIVE SEARCH PROPOSAL FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT/ PRESIDENT OF SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE PRESENTED TO THE SANTA BARBARA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES October 22, 2015 Community College Search Services (CCSS) Dr. Al Fernandez Principal, Senior Partner Telephone: Web address: us.net Dr. James Walker Managing Partner Telephone: Fax: Federal Tax I.D. number Business License or Registration number Ventura
3 TABLE OF CONTENTS About CCSS Applicant Diversity CCSS Services Our Guarantee References Appendix A: Searches Completed by Community College Search Services Appendix B: Resumes for Drs. Eva Conrad and James Walker
4 About CCSS CCSS has been in business since 1995 and has successfully completed over 150 full and partial searches. The company is financially secure and carries its own liability insurance. Our staff includes nine search consultants, a database and computer specialist and four reference consultants. The search consultants personally represent the racial/ethnic diversity of California community colleges and are former Community College Presidents and Chancellors. All nine CCSS consultants would actively participate in recruitment activities for this position. Dr. Eva Conrad would be the primary on- site consultant for this search, facilitating the processes and serving as the liaison to the College. Dr. James Walker would provide assistance beyond recruiting as needed. Drs. Conrad and Walker s resumes are included in Appendix B. Some of our unique and distinctive qualities as a search firm include the following: Since all districts and colleges are different, we tailor our searches to the needs and requirements of the institution. We take pride in our ability to be flexible. Any portion of this proposal can be modified to address a client s specialized needs. CCSS consultants respond immediately to any request or emergency. We use a team approach during all phases of the search, from recruiting through final interviews, to ensure that the client s needs are met. CCSS consultants communicate frequently with the client throughout the search process in person or by telephone and e- mail. CCSS recruits statewide and nationally. CCSS consultants are available to provide advice on search- related issues, such as protocols for open forums. The firm s comprehensive reference services include: 1. Comprehensive reference reports based on extensive interviews; 2. Internet search on candidates; 3. Criminal and civil background checks; 4. Follow- up telephone calls to current and former supervisors; and 5. Briefings for those involved in final interviews on reference process outcomes.
5 Applicant Diversity Our reputation for fairness and record on diversity recruitment is very strong. We partially attribute our success to our volunteer efforts in developing and networking with community college administrators who aspire to become chief executive officers. We originated and participate in mock interviews at the annual conference of the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA). In addition, our consultants have made presentations on leadership issues at ACCCA, American Council on Education (ACE), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), League for Innovation Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) and the annual ACCCA mentor program retreat. Our diversity recruitment strategies includes the following: Contact community college CEOs nationwide and other community college organizations seeking nominations for the open position and emphasize that the district is seeking a diverse pool of candidates. Review advertising to ensure that women and minority publications are included. Ask all CCSS consultants including our associates in other states to develop a list of strong and diverse candidates to contact about the position. Contact CEOs of minority and women organizations to seek nominations for the open position. Contact minority and women CEOs in California and in other states seeking names of potential candidates. Contact candidates who have participated in various leadership programs. CCSS Services Routine services provided by CCSS for a comprehensive search are described in general terms below. All services will be tailored to SBCC s existing processes and culture. (1) Meet with the Board We will meet with the Board and/or its representatives to explain and describe plans for the search process, collaborate on guidelines for the search and develop expectations for the next Superintendent/President. A variety of topics will be discussed at the initial meeting with the Board and/or its representatives, including establishing institutional priorities and leadership needs; identifying challenges, issues and opportunities facing the district in the next five to ten years; and the reviewing the logistics of the search process.
6 Following this initial meeting, the on- site search consultant, Dr. Eva Conrad, will communicate with the Board and/or its District search liaison in person, by telephone and e- mail on a regular basis. This includes, but is not limited to, regular updates on recruiting and other issues that may arise as part of the normal search process. (2) Collaborate to Develop the Position Announcement Subsequent to meeting with the Board and/or its representatives, we collaborate with the District search liaison to incorporate the Board s feedback into the position announcement. The position announcement is the basis for evaluating candidates for both the paper screening and first- level interviews. Once the position announcement is drafted, we will collaborate with the Board and the Vice President of Human Resources to finalize the document. We recommend that an electronic position announcement be used instead of a printed one. In addition to saving printing and mailing costs, distributing the position announcement electronically has been effective in other executive searches to ensure that the announcement is directly delivered to the targeted personnel. (3) Recruit Candidates We recruit candidates from California and across the United States through these processes: Solicit nominations of candidates from California community college chancellors, presidents, and other executive administrators and then directly contact all nominated candidates. Solicit nominations of candidates from community college chief executive officers across the United States and then directly contact all nominated candidates. Contact selected individuals from our firm s database who are known to have the qualifications for and interest in a Superintendent/President position. Contact potential candidates when we attend and/or present at community college conferences and leadership institutes. These targeted recruiting efforts supplement the print and electronic advertisements that SBCC will place in various online and print media. We provide recommendations to the SBCC human resources department for national and regional advertising as requested.
7 (4) Assist in Candidate Evaluation We assist the SBCC Human Resources Department in assessing the completeness of application materials and screening for minimum qualifications. We assist the search committee and facilitate the paper screening process. We provide materials and strategies for evaluating the applications and selecting candidates for interviews. (5) Coordinate First- level Candidate Interviews We assist the search committee in the development of questions for the interviews and monitor their congruence with the position announcement. We also assist in the development of materials for the interviews as well as provide advice on interview facilities, scheduling and protocols for the interviews. All the candidates selected for interviews are contacted by the CCSS search consultant and provided with timely and pertinent information needed to prepare for the interview. The CCSS search consultant greets the candidates, introduces them to the search committee, observes and takes notes during the interviews. If desired, we serve as the Equal Opportunity Officer during the interviews. The search consultant provides strategies and techniques to assist the committee in its deliberations to determine the finalists. At the conclusion of the interviews the CCSS search consultant will inform all candidates who were interviewed about their status and will brief the finalists on the next steps of the process. (6) Assist with College Forums for the Finalists If an open forum with the finalists is desired, we provide advice on the arrangements for the college and/or community forum as well as on strategies for the staff and/or community participants to evaluate the candidates. (7) Prepare Comprehensive Reference Reports for Finalists CCSS prepares comprehensive reference reports on all finalists to provide the Board with the information needed to select a new Superintendent/President with the confidence that there is complete and appropriate background information. Reference checks: CCSS reference consultants call current and former supervisors and peers to obtain in- depth information about the candidates work styles and accomplishments. Candidates provide about half of the contacted references and the other half are not provided by the candidates. Responses are consolidated in a single narrative related to each question asked.
8 The lead consultant follows up these reference calls by calling current and former supervisors to make certain that we have all of the crucial background information on the candidates. Internet search: Reference reports include the results of an online search of the media information related to the candidates current and former college communities. Background checks: CCSS conducts criminal and civil background checks on all finalists. We obtain signed release forms from the candidates permitting us to contact the candidates references and any other individuals we deem appropriate to provide honest evaluations of the candidates strengths and weaknesses. This crucial step protects the District as well as our firm. (8) Facilitate Final Candidate Interviews Prior to the final interviews, the CCSS search consultant supplies the Board with written reference reports on the finalists and reviews all salient reference information. We facilitate final candidate interviews as desired, such as handling the logistics, contacting the candidates, and assisting with interview questions. We contact the finalists not selected by the Board to inform them of the final outcome of the search process. (9) Assist with Site Visit We can assist in the planning for a site visit if the Board desires to visit to the recommended candidate s current institution. (10) Assist with Contract Negotiations If requested, we can assist the District in the contract negotiations with the successful candidate. Consulting Fee Our fee for conducting a comprehensive search for the next Superintendent/President at Santa Barbara City College is $25,000. The fee includes all of CCSS expenses as follows: All visits to District meetings including travel expenses; The national mailing; The target mailing of the position announcement to key candidates in our database; Telephone and mailing expenses for recruiting candidates;
9 Communicating with the District designees; Development of materials for the search; Comprehensive reference reports for the finalists; Civil/criminal background reports for the finalists; and Internet searches on all finalists. The expenses not included in the CCSS fee are as follows: Position announcement printing; Candidate travel and expenses; All advertising for the position; Search committee incidentals; and Any rental costs for interview sites. Our guarantee SBCC may re- start the search process at any time for any reason at no additional cost. If for any reason the Board is not satisfied with the outcome of the completed search, CCSS will undertake the search again for direct expenses only. Also, if the new Superintendent/President does not succeed in the first year, we will repeat the search for direct expenses only.
10 References Mr. John Didion, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources Rancho Santiago Community College District Telephone: Dr. Irma Ramos, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources North Orange County Community College District Telephone: Dr. Patricia English, Vice President Human Resources Santa Barbara City College Telephone: X4734 Dr. Sandra Serrano, Chancellor Kern Community College District Telephone: Dr. David Viar, Superintendent/President Glendale Community College District Telephone: x 5108 Dr. Edward Ortell, former Board President Citrus Community College District Business ; Residence Ms. Mona Field, Former Trustee Los Angeles Community College District Telephone: Ms. Nancy Pearlman, Trustee Los Angeles Community College District Telephone: Mr. John Zumwalt, Trustee Sequoias Community College District (College of the Sequoias) Telephone:
11 Ms. Norma Hernandez, Board member Southwestern Community College District Telephone: Dr. Trudy Largent, Vice Chancellor Human Resources Peralta Community College District Telephone:
12 APPENDIX A SEARCHES COMPLETED BY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SEARCH SERVICES Comprehensive Searches State Chancellor California Chancellor Portland Community College Los Rios CCD West Valley- - - Mission CCD Peralta CCD Ventura County CCD South Orange County CCD Los Angeles CCD (3 times) Rancho Santiago CCD Superintendent/President College of the Siskiyous Barstow College College of the Sequoias (twice) Victor Valley College Linn- - - Benton Community College Citrus College (twice) Cuesta College Pasadena City College Victor Valley College Long Beach City College Allan Hancock College Mt. San Antonio College Lassen College Palomar CCD President West Valley College Portland CC, Southeast Campus Los Medanos College Grossmont- - - Cuyamaca CCD San Jose- - - Evergreen CCD San Bernardino CCD West Valley- - - Mission CCD North Orange County CCD (twice) Chabot- - - Las Positas CCD Yosemite CCD San Diego CCD Cabrillo College Mt. Hood Community College Southwestern College (twice) Napa Valley College MiraCosta College (twice) Santa Barbara City College Imperial Valley College (twice) College of the Desert Rio Hondo College Glendale Community College Cerritos College (twice) Antelope Valley CCD Rio Hondo CCD Palo Verde CCD East Los Angeles College Contra Costa College Evergreen Valley College
13 Cuyamaca College (twice) Santiago Canyon College Cerro Coso Community College Compton College (Provost) Bakersfield College (twice) Los Angeles Harbor College Grossmont College West Los Angeles College (twice) Los Angeles Pierce College Santa Ana College (thrice) West Valley College Santiago Canyon College (twice) Oxnard College Los Angeles Mission College (thrice) Mission College Coastline Community College Los Angeles City College (twice) Los Angeles Southwest College (twice) San Bernardino Valley College (twice) Cerro Coso Community College Los Angeles Trade Technical College (twice) Porterville College Reedley College Los Angeles Trade Technical College (twice) Moorpark College (twice) West Hills College, Coalinga Chief Executive Officer Intelecom Vice Chancellors Peralta CCD (Administrative Services) State Center CCD (Educational Services & Planning) Contra Costa CCD (Planning & Resource Developt) State Center CCD (North Center) Grossmont/Cuyamaca CCD (Human Resources) Coast Community CCD (Human Resources) Ventura County CCD (twice) (Human Resources) Contra Costa CCD (Human Resources) Vice Presidents Los Medanos College (Instruction & Student Services) Cerritos College (Academic Affairs) Pasadena Area CCD (Educational Services) Antelope Valley College (Administrative Services) Pasadena Area CCD (Student Services) Cerritos College (Human Resources) Pasadena Area CCD (Human Resouces) Pasadena Area CCD (Information Technology) MiraCosta College (Administrative Services) Pasadena Area CCD (Administrative Services) General Counsel Pasadena Area CCD
14 Partial Assistance Searches Chancellor San Jose- - - Evergreen CCD Interim CCD South Orange County CCD State Center Superintendent/President Southwestern, Interim President Cypress College (twice) Diablo Valley College American River College Cuyamaca College Grossmont College Brookhaven College (Dallas) San Joaquin Delta, Interim Fullerton College (twice) Evergreen Valley College Los Angeles City College West Los Angeles College Santa Ana College Provost, School of Continuing Education North Orange CCD (twice) Executive Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Ventura County CCD Vice Chancellors Contra Costa CCD (Administrative Services) Conta Costa CCD (Finance & Administration) Contra Costa CCD (Planning & Educational Services) Kern CCD (Educational Services) Contra Costa CCD (Human Resources and Organizational Development) Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Los Rios CCD Ventura County CCD Executive Vice Presidents/ Vice Presidents of Instruction, Academic Affairs and Student Learning Mt. Hood Community College Portland Community College Cerro Coso community College Central Oregon Community College Porterville College Cuesta College Mission College Mt. San Antonio College Grossmont College
15 Vice Presidents Diablo Valley College (Student Services) Cuesta College (Student Services) Southwestern College (Administrative Services) Cuesta College (Administrative Services) Mt. San Antonio College (Administrative Services) Deans Cuyamaca College (Administrative Services) Grossmont College (Administrative Services) Grossmont College (Communications and Fine Arts) Grossmont College (Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences) Directors Contra Costa CCD (Human Resources) Cuesta College (Nursing) Ohlone College (Human Resources) Cuesta College (Allied Health
16 APPENDIX B Resumes for Drs. Eva Conrad and James Walker
17 Eva Conrad 805/ EDUCATION Ph.D. University of Arizona M.A. University of Arizona B.A. University of South Alabama Psychology Psychology Psychology ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE Consultant July 2008 Present Facilitate development of Master Plans Citrus Community College District College of the Sequoias Community College District College of Western Idaho Grossmont- Cuycamaca Community College District MiraCosta Community College District Moreno Valley College (Riverside Community College District) Mt. San Antonio Community College District North Orange County Community College District San Luis Obispo County Community College District Shasta- Tehama- Trinity Counties Joint Community College District Rancho Santiago Community College District Facilitate the development of strategic plans and/or other planning processes related to fulfillment of accreditation recommendations and standards: Chaffey College Community College District College of the Sequoias Community College District College of Marin Community College District Community College of Washington D.C. Contra Costa Community College District MiraCosta Community College District Modesto Junior College North Orange County Community College District Rancho Santiago Community College District San Luis Obispo County Community College District Santa Barbara Community College District Shasta- Tehama- Trinity Counties Joint Community College District South Orange County Community College District Facilitate executive searches - Cerritos College Community College District - VP Human Resources and VP Academic
18 Affairs Fullerton College President (current search) Glendale Community College District - Superintendent/President Los Angeles Mission College - President Mt San Antonio Community College District - VP HR and VP Instruction North Orange County Community College District - Chancellor (current search) Pasadena City College Community College District - VP Student Services, VP Educational Services, Associate VP Instruction Santa Barbara City College Executive VP, Educational Programs (current search) President, Moorpark College July 2002 July 2008 Serve as the Chief Executive Officer for Moorpark College, a Ventura County comprehensive community college with approximately 14,000 students and facilities on 154 acres. Executive Vice President of Student Learning, Moorpark College August 1997 June 2002 Vice President of Instruction, San Bernardino Valley College July July 1997 TEACHING EXPERIENCE Adjunct Instructor, California State University Northridge: January - May 2011 Adjunct Instructor, California Lutheran University: August December 2009 Professor, Psychology Department, San Bernardino Valley College: September August 1992 ACCREDITATION AND MATRICULATION EXPERIENCE Chair, Accreditation Progress Report Site Visit. Porterville College. November Chair, Accreditation Comprehensive Visit. Riverside City College. October Chair, Accreditation Progress Report Site Visit. Cypress College. November Chair, Accreditation Comprehensive Visit. Porterville College. October Chair, Accreditation Progress Report Site Visit. College of Micronesia. April Chair, Accreditation Comprehensive Visit. Cypress College. March Chair, Accreditation Comprehensive Visit. College of Micronesia. March Team Member, Accreditation Site Visit. Santa Ana College. October Observer for the Commission on Athletics, Western State Conference Program Review. Bakersfield College, November Team Member, Accreditation Site Visit. American River College. October Accreditation Liaison Officer and Member, Mid- term Report Steering Committee. Moorpark College, Fall Accreditation Liaison Officer and Member, Accreditation Steering Committee, Accreditation Self- study. Moorpark College, Fall Team Member, Accreditation Site Visit. Las Positas College, Spring Accreditation Liaison Officer and Member, Accreditation Steering Committee, Accreditation Self- study. San Bernardino Valley College, Team Member, Matriculation Technical Assistance Site Visit. Cuyamaca College, Editor, Accreditation Self- study and co- author of the College Atlas to support the self- study, San Bernardino Valley College,
19 HONORS Chancellor s Award for Excellence, Ventura County Community College District, 2008 Visionary Award from the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce, 2008 Manager of the Year Award from the Academic Senate, Moorpark College, 2008 First Amendment Award from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, 2008 Top 50 Women in Business Award from the Pacific Coast Times, 2005 and 2008 President s Award from the Academic Senate, Moorpark College, 2005 Leadership Award for Administrative Excellence, Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA), 2002 Certificate of Appreciation, Statewide Puente Project, 1996 Certificate of Appreciation, SBVC Classified Senate, 1995 and 1996 Medallion Award from National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, 1993 Black Faculty and Staff Award (Women Who Make A Difference), 1993 Outstanding Professor of the Year, San Bernardino Valley College, 1990 Advancement in Academic Rank to Professor, 1990 Visiting Scholar, UCLA, CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS SINCE 2008 Pam Deegan, Dona Boatright, John Nixon, and Eva Conrad (Spring 2015 and Fall 2015). Randy Lawson 411 Training for New Chief Instructional Officers. California Community College Chief Instructional Officers Conference, San Francisco, CA. David Bugay, Jim Walker, and Eva Conrad (2012). How to Get the Next Job. Association of Community College Administrators Conference, Long Beach, CA Deborah Shepley, Pamela Deegan, and Eva Conrad (2012). Putting the Pieces Together in Master Planning. Association of Community College Administrators Conference, Long Beach, CA David Bugay, Jim Walker, and Eva Conrad (2011). How to Get the Next Job. Association of Community College Administrators Conference, Long Beach, CA Deborah Shepley, Pamela Deegan, and Eva Conrad (2011). An Integrated Process for Educational and Facilities Planning. Association of Community College Administrators Conference, Long Beach, CA Pam Eddinger and Eva Conrad (2009). Succession Planning: Strategies for Positive Transition. Association of Community College Administrators Conference, San Diego, CA Darroch Young and Eva Conrad (2008). Leadership Development for Student Success. Community College League of California 2008 Annual Convention and Partner Conference, Anaheim, CA.
20 JAMES W. WALKER Vita Brief Higher Education and Search Consultant Tel: Saddle Mtn. Dr. Westlake Village, CA EDUCATION Ed.D. University of Southern California Higher Education and Community College Administration M.S. University of Notre Dame Mathematics B.A. Loyola University, Los Angeles Attended: Oceanside- Carlsbad Junior College (MiraCosta College), Oceanside, CA ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE Interim Chancellor, Ventura County Community College District ( , ) President, Moorpark College ( ) Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction and Student Services, College of the Canyons ( ) Dean, Division of Science and Mathematics, El Camino College ( ) TEACHING EXPERIENCE Adjunct Professor, California Lutheran University, Graduate School of Education (Fall ) Professor, El Camino College ( ) Adjunct Professor, University of California, Los Angeles ( ) PRIMARY SEARCH CONSULTANT El Camino College, Superintendent/President: 2015 Moorpark College, President: Barstow CCD, President/Superintendent: Ventura County CCD, Chancellor: 2012 West Valley- Mission CCD, Chancellor (re- opened search) Southwestern College, Superintendent/President: 2011 Los Angeles Mission College, President: South Orange County CCD, Chancellor: 2010 Rancho Santiago CCD, Chancellor: Los Angeles Community College District, Chancellor: Cerro Coso College, President: MiraCosta College, Superintendent/President: 2008 San Bernardino CCD, Chancellor: 2008 Bakersfield College, President: 2008 North Orange County CCD, Chancellor:
21 Santa Barbara City College, Superintendent/President: Los Angeles Mission College, President: San Bernardino Valley College, President: 2007 Cuesta College, Superintendent/President: 2007 Grossmont College, President: 2007 CERRO COSO COLLEGE, PRESIDENT: 2007 Los Angeles Community College District, Chancellor: 2007 Victor Valley College, Superintendent/President: Long Beach City College, Superintendent/President: 2006 Los Angeles Trade Technical College, President: 2006 Glendale College, Superintendent/President: West Los Angeles College, President: Los Angeles Pierce College, President: 2005 Porterville College, President: 2005 Los Angeles Community College District, Chancellor: Allan Hancock College, Superintendent/President: Bakersfield College, President: Santa Ana College, President: Cerritos College, Superintendent/President: 2004 MiraCosta College, Superintendent/President: West Valley College, President: Los Angeles City College, President: 2005 San Bernardino Valley College, President: 2003 Ventura County Community College District, Chancellor: 2003 Los Angeles Trade Technical College, President: Mt. San Antonio College, Superintendent/President: 2002 West Los Angeles College, President, 2002 CURRENT & RECENT SERVICE ON BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS Board of Advisors, Loyola Marymount University, Center for Catholic Education (Current) President s Planning And Policy Council, California State University, Channel Islands (Current) Board of Trustees, Villanova Preparatory School (Current) Board of Directors, California Community Colleges Chief Executive Officers Association School of Education Advisory Committee, California Lutheran University (Current) Camarillo Health Care District Advisory Board Board of Visitors, Pepperdine University Board of Directors, Moorpark Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, Eastern Ventura County Corporate YMCA Board of Directors, Chair, Intelecom RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Accreditation Teams: D- Q University, Chair 2004 Cosumnes River College, Chair 2003
22 Western Career College, Chair 2001 Mt. San Jacinto College, Chair 1999 Las Positas College, Chair, 1999 West Valley College, Chair, 1995 Irvine Valley College, Chair, 1992 East Los Angeles College, 1991 Taft College, 1991 West Hills College, Chair of Interim Visit, 1990 West Hills College, 1988 College of San Mateo, 1985 ACCCA Mentor Program Retreat Presenter, present ACCCA Participant in Mock Interview Program HONORS The Honorable Robert Lagomarsino Distinguished Service Award, California State University, Channel Islands, 2002 Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award, Association of California Community College Administrators, 2000 MiraCosta College Distinguished Alumni Award, 1995