Superintendent/President Search

Superintendent/President Search

Dear Applicant, 
 
We welcome you to Solano Community College and thank you for considering the Superintendent/President position we seek to fill. As Solano County’s only community college for almost 80 years, we recognize our tradition as a leader in our community and look forward to continuing that tradition with a new leader equally committed to SCC’s mission and vision. 
 
SCC currently offers 80-degree programs, 50 certificate programs, and multiple associate degrees for transfer (ADTs) to the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems, and was one of the first community colleges approved to offer a BS degree in Biomanufacturing. Classes are offered at three campus locations (Fairfield, Vacaville, and Vallejo). Classes are also available at our state-of-the-art Auto Tech Center (Vallejo), Aeronautics Center (Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville), on-base at Travis Air Force Base, and on-site at both the California State Prison – Solano (Vacaville) and the
California Medical Facility (Vacaville), as well as at the Solano County Jail. Whether in person or online, our 600 faculty and staff members work to support every student as they realize and achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. 
 
While the description outlines the duties and qualifications for the position, our next leader must be a visionary committed to fostering growth by creating educational experiences for our students that prepare them for the next chapter of their lives. They must be a champion of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for our students, faculty, and staff. They must be ready to lead a passionate team of faculty and staff who educate, inspire, and mold tomorrow’s leaders; the part you play will be invaluable, and we are excited to support you in every way possible. Under your leadership, we will work with you as you bring your vision and passion to Solano Community College. Together, we will make a lasting difference in the lives of our faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve for many years. 
 
The search team is excited to learn about your experiences and qualifications that prepare you for this role at Solano Community College, and we await to learn how your vision and passion can lead us into the next chapter of the college’s history. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Denis Honeychurch, J.D., Board President
Rosemary Thurston, Board Vice President
Amber Cargo-Reed, Board Member
Karimah Karah, J.D., Board Member
Amanda Lopez-Lara, Board Member
Sriya P. Srinivasan, Student Trustee
Quinten R. Voyce, Board Member
A. Marie Young, Board Member

Who We Are

Located in Solano County, between San Francisco and Sacramento. Just over the hill of Napa County sits Solano Community College (SCC).

Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges SCC has multiple campuses spanning from Vacaville to Vallejo.

SCC campuses include the main campus in Fairfield, the Vacaville campus which houses our state of the art Biotech building and Bachelors degree education, Our main Vallejo center and outstanding Autotechnology facility, our Travis Air Force Base center, and our Nut Tree Airport Aeronautics center.

Established in 1945 as Vallejo Junior College, Solano was part of the Vallejo Unified School District until 1967 when the College became a countywide institution. The 192-acre campus, centrally located just off Interstate 80, was completed in 1971 and opened with 5,000 students. Since then, facilities, programs, staff and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of a growing county.

Solano College is part of California’s public community college system of 116 campuses in 72 districts across the state. The College’s service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as Travis Air Force Base. Many graduates of the area’s fifteen public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Solano Community College.

Solano’s classes are held during two semesters each year (Spring and Fall), plus Summer sessions. Flexible scheduling, designed for students’ convenience, includes day, evening and Saturday classes, held on and off the campus, and via the Internet, television, home study and travel study. Short-term classes, open-entry/open-exit formats, and special interest workshops and seminars add to this scheduling flexibility.

With the current student population of 9,500 almost evenly divided between day and evening, the Solano College campus is alive at all hours offering academic study and occupational training to all area residents.

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President | Superintendent Search

The Board of Trustees of Solano Community College (SCC) is seeking a strong, capable, and energetic President | Superintendent, who has a clear vision of the District’s opportunities and diverse needs. The President | Superintendent will lead the college’s ongoing efforts on equity, social justice and anti-racism initiatives.


Located in Solano County, the District consists of four colleges (Fresno, Reedley, Clovis and Madera) and two community college centers (Oakhurst, and the Career and Technology Center). The student-centered District has an enrollment of approximately 54,000 students per semester. Our faculty, staff, and administration are focused on student access, success, and completion.

Our College

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Solano Community College is a tradition in Solano County. Established in 1945 as Vallejo Junior College, Solano was part of the Vallejo Unified School District until 1967 when the College became a countywide institution. The 192-acre campus, centrally located just off Interstate 80, was completed in 1971 and opened with 5,000 students. Since then, facilities, programs, staff and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of a growing county.

Solano College is part of California’s public community college system of 116 campuses in 72 districts across the state. The College’s service area encompasses the communities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun, Vacaville, Vallejo and Winters, as well as Travis Air Force Base. Many graduates of the area’s fifteen public high schools and three private schools take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by Solano Community College.

Solano’s classes are held during two semesters each year (Spring and Fall), plus Summer sessions. Flexible scheduling, designed for students’ convenience, includes day, evening and Saturday classes, held on and off the campus, and via the Internet, television, home study and travel study. Short-term classes, open-entry/open-exit formats, and special interest workshops and seminars add to this scheduling flexibility.

With the current student population of 9,500 almost evenly divided between day and evening, the Solano College campus is alive at all hours offering academic study and occupational training to all area residents.

Leader in Transfers, Cutting-Edge Career Education

Sciences at SMCAccredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of  the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, SMC has been the No. 1 transfer college to University of California campuses for 32 consecutive years, and is consistently also tops in transferring African American and Latin students to the UC. In addition, the college is the leading transfer college to USC, Loyola Marymount University, and is the top feeder west of the Mississippi to the Ivy League Columbia University.

For decades, SMC has also been a leader in career education. As the leading job trainer in Los Angeles’s Westside—a hub for many cutting-edge industries including entertainment, tech, and biotechnology—the college offers robust career education opportunities, with over 110 degrees and certificates in fields from the traditional (Business, Nursing, Journalism, Film, etc.) to the cutting-edge (Sustainable Technologies, Cloud Computing, a Bachelor of Science degree in Interaction Design, and more), developed in collaboration with and informed by industry experts. Many of SMC’s career education programs rival those offered at four-year colleges—for instance, the college’s award-winning film program consistently wins prestigious national/international awards and are invited to internationally-renowned festivals such as the American Pavilion at Cannes.

In addition, SMC provides lifelong learning through distinctive programs such as its Emeritus Program for older adults.

Serving Our Community (& the World) With Arts & Culture

Global Motion Dance PerformanceSMC brings the best of public radio to Southern California through the award-winning college station KCRW(opens in new window) (89.9 FM), and the college’s Performing Arts campus houses the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, one of the region’s premier performing arts venues where the college’s students also have the opportunity to perform and learn from certain world-class artistes. The college is a robust hub of cultural and recreational offerings for its community, and those who live around it, offering a wide range of programming each academic year at low or no cost, from plays and art shows to concerts, planetarium shows, and free lectures by guest speakers.

Serving our Students

The culture of equity-driven care and support for students extends beyond the classroom at Santa Monica College—with one of the most intensive counseling and student support networks to be found at a community college, SMC’s holistic approach encompasses serving students’ basic needs through an on-campus store that provides free food/groceries and caring for their physical and mental health through trained professionals. 

President Superintendent at SCC

Student Services CenterSanta Monica College is seeking an equity-driven, innovative, and experienced leader to serve as its Vice President of Academic Affairs. Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs serves as SMC’s Chief Instructional Officer and provides visionary leadership and oversight for the College’s broad array of instructional program and services. The Vice President of Academic Affairs leads a team of Deans, Associate Deans, Directors, and Project Managers to employ collaborative, participatory governance for all instruction and academic support programs and supports efforts to reduce racial equity gaps and foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment. This position has primary administrative responsibility for academic policy, accreditation, curriculum and program development, class scheduling and related enrollment management strategies, program review, assessment of learning outcomes to support continuous program improvement, and excellence in teaching and learning. Instruction at Santa Monica College is offered via both classroom-based and online delivery modes. Instruction includes major preparation and general education requirements for associate degrees, transfer to four-year institutions, as well as career education programs leading to certificates and degrees, noncredit offerings in ESL, short term vocational and workforce preparations areas, programming for older adults (Emeritus Program), not-for-credit Community Education, and Workforce and Economic Development Contract Education offerings.

The Vice President serves as a member of the Superintendent/President’s senior administrative staff, provides leadership in developing college/district policy, and ensures that the college/district adheres to applicable federal, state and regional laws and regulations. Among the ideal qualities SMC is looking for in a Vice President of Academic Affairs are the following: knowledge of and ability to provide leadership for a comprehensive community college; passion to lead in difficult times; visionary and strategic leadership in changing landscapes; an ability to build strong coalitions and relationships with community partners; someone who values diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility; demonstrates collaborative and strong student-centered leadership; exhibits personal/professional ethics and integrity and effectively motivates others. 

Thank you for your interest in Solano Community College.

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