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SMC To Hold Public Forum For Four Finalists In Presidential Search:

Santa Monica College (SMC) will host a public forum for the four finalists in the search process for SMC’s next Superintendent/President. SMC employees, students and interested community members are invited to interact with the finalists, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13.

The forum will be held at the Theatre Arts Main Stage at the SMC Main Campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Guest parking is available in Lot 4, which is entered off 17th Street and Pico Boulevard.

The four finalists for the position of SMC’s Chief Executive Officer are:

— Larry G. Buckley, PhD, current President of Cañada College in Redwood City, CA

— Kathryn E. Jeffery, PhD, current President of Sacramento City College in Sacramento, CA

— Tim McGrath, JD, current Vice President of Instruction at San Diego Mesa College, in San Diego, CA

— Rachel Rosenthal, EdD, current President of Folsom Lake College in Folsom, CA.

McGrath is scheduled to appear at 12 p.m. and Buckley at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.12, respectively. Rosenthal is scheduled to appear at 12 p.m. and Jeffery at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13.

SMC has been on a search for a successor to Chui L. Tsang who retired from the presidency June 30. Jeffery Shimizu is serving as interim president through January 1, 2016, or until the position is filled.

The SMC Board of Trustees created and appointed members to a search committee with representatives of all internal and external constituency groups, and this committee recommended the four finalists to the Board for selection. An extensive nationwide search was conducted by national executive search and management consulting firm Ralph Andersen & Associates to recruit candidates for the position of SMC’s president.

The SMC Board of Trustees will hold final interviews and is expected to deliberate on finalists on Saturday, Nov. 14. Following contract negotiations, it is anticipated that the appointment of the next president will take place at the Board’s December 1 meeting.

For more information on the forum, contact Lisa Rose at (310) 434-4402. Bios of the four finalists are also available at www.smc.edu/finalistspublicforum.

Santa Monica College is a California Community College accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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