Position Overview

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The Board of Trustees of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District invites nominations and applications from exceptional leaders for the position of chancellor of the district. The successful candidate in this national search will succeed Dr. Judy Miner, a widely recognized advocate for community colleges, who is retiring after 35 years at the district and 8 years as chancellor.

The chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District must provide strong, consistent and visionary leadership. As chief executive officer of the district, the chancellor supervises the college presidents; vice chancellors; executive directors of the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, International Student Programs, and Krause Center of Innovation; senior advisor to the chancellor for reimagining Foothill-De Anza; coordinator of communications and public affairs; and assistant to the chancellor. The new chancellor will lead the district through new opportunities and challenges over the next several years. How well the chancellor does in guiding the district as it acts to address those opportunities and challenges will almost certainly determine the new chancellor’s success.

Foothill-De Anza’s new chancellor will need to inspire creative thinking among faculty, staff, students and administrators regarding a reimagined future for the district and pursue timely and effective action to bring that future into existence.

A successful candidate for this position will have an understanding of, sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff, possess a master’s degree, have experience working with a board of trustees or similar governing body such as a university or college board of governors or board of regents or a corporate or nonprofit board of directors, and have five to ten years of experience in progressively responsible positions in educational administration, including a minimum of three years at the executive level (comparable experience in business or nonprofit entities will be considered).

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications should be received by March 10, 2023. The committee will review application materials until the position is filled. The application must include:

  • A cover letter;
  • Current resume, and
  • Contact information for five recent professional references. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s expressed permission.

Applications (Word or PDF) should be sent to:

For further information and instructions to applicants, please review the position profile available above.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence.

Inquiries, and nominations should be sent to:

or directed to:

Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal, / (253) 861-7738

Jeanne F. Jacobs, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, (937) 470-9068

Foothill-De Anza Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, social justice and multicultural education, as well as civic and community engagement.

The Foothill- De Anza Community College District is committed to maintaining a workforce that demonstrates an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.