Evergreen Valley College Presidential Recruitment

Evergreen Valley College President Search


The position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than May 24, 2024. Only complete application packets will be considered. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Position #S2416
First Review Date: May 24, 2024 Open Until Filled

Employment Services
Human Resources, SJECCD
40 S. Market Street, San José CA 95113
(408) 270-6414
For CONFIDENTIAL inquiries or
further information, contact:
Mr. Stan A. Carrizosa Sr.
Community College Search Services
(559) 740-8540


Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

  • A letter of application that succinctly addresses background, knowledge and experiences that have prepared the candidate to serve as President of Evergreen Valley College. Leadership and personal qualities and characteristics that would serve as underpinnings for the candidate’s service as the next President. (Not to exceed 5 pages). 
  • A current resume. 
  • A list of references that is to include the following (at the minimum, at least one of each of the following):
    •    Supervisor
    •    Direct administrative report
    •    Faculty member
    •    Staff member
    •    Student
    •    Community/external agency representative


  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible community college leadership experience.


  • An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher learning.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrated and increasing responsible leadership and
    administrative experience at the senior-level covering a large scope which should include
    instructional and student services programs, facilities, fiscal management for large budgets
    of restricted, unrestricted and bond funds, and oversight of technology resources.
  • Experience in a participatory governance and demonstrated understanding of collective
    bargaining in California higher education.
  • A record of hiring a diverse workforce and bringing equity-minded practices to an institution.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community colleges in economic and workforce development.

$299,891 - $347,160 Annual Salary (Executive 2024-25 Salary Schedule).
Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.

No later than 09/15/2024

Evergreen Valley College Presidential Recruitment Profile Brochure - PDF


Evergreen Valley College (EVC) opened in 1975. The 130-acre, picturesque campus is located near the foot of the Diablo Mountain range in San José’s “Evergreen” neighborhood. As part of the San José – Evergreen Community College District, EVC partners with San José City College, and a Community College Extension in Milpitas to provide educational opportunities throughout the District it serves.

Over the past decade, EVC has celebrated the grand openings of its new Automotive Technology Building; Language Arts Building; Math, Science, and Social Science (MS3) Building; Fitness Center; Veterans Freedom Center; and Central Green, which allows for better social interaction and connectivity throughout campus.

With the passage of 2016’s Measure X, a District-wide $748 million general obligation bond, the community indicated widespread support for continued construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities in order to meet the diverse 21st century educational needs identified in the College’s Educational Master Plan. EVC received approximately $320 million in Measure X funds to continue to build out and upgrade its campus and more new buildings are scheduled to come online soon.

Evergreen Valley College is proud to play an important role in the economic vitality of its community and the lives of so many people. Students come to EVC seeking job skills training, transfer preparation, pursuit of lifelong learning opportunities, and much more. As recently as 2023, EVC was named a Champion of Higher Education and an Equity Champion of Higher Education for transfers by the Campaign for College Opportunity. EVC is also among the top-ranked community colleges in the nation by salary potential and EVC’s faculty rank No. 5 in the nation among two-year institutions in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Faculty Diversity Index. Our students have high expectations for EVC, and the college faculty, classified staff, and administration work hard to meet those expectations.

With equity, opportunity, and social justice as our guiding principles, Evergreen Valley College’s Mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens.

EVC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This accrediting body is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. EVC’s accreditation was recently reaffirmed in January 2024.


Community, Students, Classified Staff, and Faculty expect the successful candidate to...


  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and equity.
  • Maintain an institutional focus on student success that includes laser focus on  academic programs and student services, with attention to the mental health spectrum and food and housing insecurities of our students.
  • Be visible and involved in student life, understand who EVC students are on a
    holistic level and demonstrate a manner that is approachable and open-minded.


  • Demonstrate a proven ability to develop a clear vision for the college and build a strong sense of team and community throughout campus.


  • Demonstrate a proven ability to develop a campus climate that partners students, staff, faculty, and administration as stakeholders in student success.
  • Identify opportunities and convert challenges into innovative solutions.
  • Promote a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and effective working  relationships across the College and within the District.
  • Possess financial sophistication and intelligence. Experience with college-level budgeting. Demonstrate an ability to make sound financial decisions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to engage in participatory governance where the decision-making
    process is collaborative and transparent.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Establish a clear vision and focus on continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness.
  • Advocate for professional development.
  • Uphold strong moral and ethical values and practices.


  • Be involved in local, state, and federal initiatives.
  • Understand the California community college policy, regulatory, legal, political, and
    accreditation environments.


  • Value building meaningful relationships in the local community and show a demonstrated ability to do so.
  • Be an active participant in college and community life. Create unity between campus
    life and the greater community.
  • Recognize the College’s role as a contributor to local, regional, environmental, and cultural viability.
  • Understand issues from a local, diverse perspective and implement ideas that are
    mutually beneficial to the college and greater community.



Dr. Beatriz Chaidez

SJECCD Board of Trustees

Mr. Tony AlexanderBoard President
Ms. Wendy HoBoard Vice President
Ms. Maria FuentesTrustee
Mr. Clay Hale, Trustee
Dr. Jeffrey LeaseTrustee
Mr. Bob LivengoodTrustee
Ms. Karen MartinezTrustee