SBCC Begins Search for Next Superintendent/President

By the Santa Barbara City College

The Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees has opened the application process for hiring the next Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Superintendent/President. Recruitment will be open through January 20 with a goal of having a new president start in summer 2023. SBCC has been led by Interim Superintendent/President Kindred Murillo, Ed.D. since September 2021.

The college seeks a competent, equity-minded leader who excels in complex organizations and is passionate about the comprehensive community college mission. The successful candidate will build on SBCC’s history of providing quality, innovative educational experiences for all students to achieve their highest potential. They will also be a visible, active leader in the community and work closely with the SBCC Foundationto enhance relationships and partnerships.

The Board has contracted with HSV Consulting, Inc. to provide assistance with the recruitment. Confidential nominations or questions about the position and process can be directed to Helen Benjamin at or Cindy Miles at

Applications will be reviewed by a 21-person Screening Committee co-chaired by SBCC Trustee Dr. Anna Everett and SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green.  The committee will conduct initial interviews and then recommend finalists to the Board for its review and final candidate selection. Finalists will participate in public forums in mid-March and the Board anticipates it will announce SBCC’s new Superintendent/President in April.

SBCC is one of 116 California Community Colleges, the largest public education system in the country. To learn more about the search process and job opportunity, visit the recruitment webpage at


Written by SBCC PIO

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