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The Board of Trustees of the Cabrillo Community College District invites applications for the position of Superintendent/President ("President"). The President is the Chief Executive Officer of this single-college District and reports to a seven-member Board elected by the District as well as a student board member elected by the Student Senate. Under the direction of the Board, the President serves as the leader of the College and its primary spokesperson. The President directs and oversees all areas of the College.

The President supervises the Vice President of Instruction, the Vice President of Student Services, the Vice President of Administrative Services, the Dean of Research Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, the Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations, the Director of Marketing & Communications, and an Executive Assistant.

Finalist Candidates

Please note that this is an incomplete list. We will be updating it shortly.

Kimberlee Messina, Ed.D is a passionate supporter of student success and equity and a committed educator who has served the California Community Colleges for more than 26 years. Kimberlee's career path includes service as a "freeway flyer" adjunct faculty, a tenured Spanish instructor, a two-term academic senate president, and an instructional dean of STEM at Santa Rosa Junior College. She served as the Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research and Interim President at Foothill College from 2011-2016 before joining San Mateo County Community College District where she is currently the Interim Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning. Kimberlee holds a bachelor's degree in Sociology, a master's degree in Spanish from California State University, Sacramento and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of California, Davis. An accomplished public speaker, she has presented to the Statewide Academic Senate and the Association of California Community College Administrators. She has served on a number of accreditation site teams and currently serves as a member of the technical assistance committee for the statewide Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative, a member of the Board of the Association for California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) and Co-Chair of the Management Development Committee.

Susan Lamb has worked in higher education for 30 years and in the California Community College system for more than 25 years. Most recently, Ms. Lamb served as the Interim Chancellor of City College of San Francisco where she provided the leadership to move the college within a two-year period from Restoration Status to reaffirmation of accreditation for the full seven-year cycle. In order to achieve this goal, she worked with the college leadership to implement services at all college locations and to clarify and codify decision-making and governance systems within the college to increase transparency and effectiveness. She also collaborated with state legislators, the San Francisco Mayor's Office, members of the Board of Supervisors, and the leadership of the faculty and classified unions to develop and implement a Promise Program called Free City for the fall 2017 semester, to extend and increase the college's parcel tax, and to encourage the passage of five years of state restorative growth funding for the college. Before City College of San Francisco, Ms. Lamb, worked within the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) at both Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College. She served as the Vice President of Instruction at Diablo Valley College for six years.

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