Superintendent-President SearchSuperintendent/President Search Timeline and Committee

Search Timeline*

Subject to change ONLY under extenuating circumstances.



Who is Responsible

Week of November 2

Enlist feedback from all Board members on desired traits and characteristics in the next superintendent/president

Board President, Consultant

Week of November 2

Start review/refresh of previous job descriptions/position announcement. 


November 9

Special Board Meeting: Overview of key elements of the search, review draft timeline, determine search committee composition, review of draft job description/position announcement.

Consultant, Governing Board

November 16

Board Meeting:  Review updated search timeline/process.

Action to approve: final position announcement and search committee composition.

Governing Board

Nov. 19 – Jan. 14, 2022 

Recruitment—Deadline:  Jan. 14, 2022.

Consultant, HR

Dec. 10, 2021 

Search Committee Meeting #1 EEO training, orientation/overview of search process and timeline, preparation for application screening and first reading of draft interview questions. 

Consultant, HR, Committee

January 11, 2022

Board Meeting: Status update to Governing Board & community update.

Consultant, Governing Board

January 18-19, 2022

Screen applications for minimum qualifications.

HR, Consultant

February 4, 2022 

Search Committee Meeting #2:  Finalize interview questions. Screen all eligible applications; selection of applicants to interview.

Consultant, Committee

February 16-17, 2022

Search Committee First Round Interviews (2 days); recommendation of finalists to Governing Board. 

Consultant, HR, Committee

March 1, 2022 @ 4 p.m. 

Special Board Meeting (closed session) to prepare for superintendent/president finalist interviews with full Board.

Governing Board, Consultant

March 2, 2022

Online public announcement/presentation of finalists to the community.

Consultant, PIO, Tech Services

 March 2022 
(Two weeks)

Finalist background checks

CCSS Staff

March 11, 2022 (special meeting)

Finalist interviews with full Board, open forums, and campus tours.

Governing Board, Consultant

March 15, 2022

Board approves appointment of superintendent/president

Governing Board

Week of March 14, 2022

Possible board visit to top finalists’ current employment (optional, to be decided by Board)


March 22, 2022

Special Board Meeting: Board approves appointment of superintendent/president 

Governing Board

April 5, 2022

 Board considers approval of employment contract.

*as of February 15, 2022


Search Committee Composition

  • 1 Student Trustee
  • 1 representative of the Associated Students of Hartnell College
  • 2 representatives of the Academic Senate
  • 1 representative of Hartnell College Faculty Association
  • 3 representatives of classified staff (1-CSEA Union, 1-Confidential, 1-L-39)
  • 3 representatives of management personnel (1 VP, 1 Dean, 1 Director)
  • 5 community members, one from each of the following industries or groups: K-12 educational system (Hartnell District), AgricultureNursing/Allied Health5 Cities, and Hartnell College Foundation
  • 1 Governing Board member