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Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


Kern Community College District in Bakersfield, California announces its confidential search for Chancellor to lead the district in support of Cerro Coso Community College, Porterville College, and Bakersfield College. This multi-college district is known for its quietly significant role in achieving student success, modeling effective instructional and student support practices, and having an important impact on the economic well-being of its communities.

Kern Community College District (Kern CCD) is one of the largest geographic community college districts in the nation. Kern CCD, established as a district in 1968, serves communities over 24,800 square miles across five counties. The district's three colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for citizens throughout the service area. All three colleges are Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and are fully accredited. Student headcount in 2022-2023 across the district exceeded 38,000. The district is recognized for its capable resource stewardship and a knowledgeable and collaborative locally elected Board of Trustees. The district has an annual budget of over $500 million.

Bakersfield, California offers an accessible quality of life. Enjoying proximity to mountains, ocean, and large urban areas, residents appreciate the shorter commute times, greater space, lower cost of living, and other amenities that benefit everyday living. Visitors can still find the charm of Old California while enjoying all of the conveniences of modern living, from shopping and services, to theater and events, to parks and gathering places, and with a regional airport.

Additional information about this exceptional opportunity is available in the position profile, including a full list of required and desired characteristics and how to apply. The profile is available by clicking on this link,, or by going to under the “Open Searches” tab. Applications for this position will be made online through the KCCD Careers page. The link for applications is:

Kern CCD is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. Inquiries, nominations of individuals who may be interested, and confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting senior consultant Shirley Pippins at and consultant Krista Johns at

In the Kern Community College District, we strive to maintain a workplace that welcomes individuals from all groups, appreciates the contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and we work to create an anti- racist environment that fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy, and free expression of ideas that is welcoming to all gender identities, persons with disabilities, and individuals from all ethnic and other groups protected from discrimination as per Title 5, section 53000 et seq. In the Kern Community College district, we actively promote, on an on-going basis, equal opportunity, workplace diversity, and an inclusive work environment. We continuously monitor our progress in these areas.


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