Under the direction of the Chancellor, the President serves as the
Chief Executive Officer of the college, oversees the academic and
student services functions for the college, ensures sound fiscal
and facilities management, and implements statutes, regulations,
policies, and procedures in consideration of the mission of the
district and college.
Plan and develop the overall academic direction for the college in
conjunction with the Chancellor; plan and recommend the
instructional and student services programs, college budget, and
the organizational structure of the college; collaborate with
district and college staff with regard to the strategic planning of
short and long range goals and objectives, management of
facilities, policy development, and resource allocation.
Administer the overall development, evaluation, and improvement of
the college curriculum and student services programs, services, and
activities based on effective research and analysis; oversee the
collaboration of instructional and student services managers to
provide and enhance a student-centered model of education.
Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities of the college
pursuant to the mission of the district and college and the goals
and objectives as set forth by the Board of Trustees; report on
college achievement of district and college goals.
Provide leadership for sound fiscal planning in the development and
management of the institution's budget and externally funded
initiatives; plan resource allocations for facilities, equipment,
and technologies that support the mission and goals of the college
Conduct administrative staff meetings and councils; provide
guidance to and receive advice from faculty organizations on
matters relating to the instructional and student services programs
Establish and facilitate communication between the college,
students, communities, businesses, and district; provide leadership
for the development of outreach activities and partnerships that
strengthen college viability; represent the college at meetings of
the Board of Trustees, district cabinet, district planning
activities in the community, and as appropriate at regional, state,
and national conferences; ensure the visibility of the college
within the community by promoting its accomplishments and
developing appropriate marketing strategies.
Recommend the selection, retention, promotion, and termination of
college personnel; provide staffing recommendations in compliance
with equal employment opportunity principles and guidelines; lead
and coordinate innovative efforts for staff development and the
improvement of instructional and student services programs.
Coordinate projects and activities related to program and college
accreditation, articulation, and matriculation.
Provide for the safety of students, staff, and the general public
at the college; support the implementation of safety training
programs and services for students and staff; oversee college
facilities to ensure they are functional, energy-efficient, and
Work cooperatively with the Academic and Classified Senates and
Associated Students through a participatory governance
Make recommendations and decisions regarding curricula and courses
in consideration of input from the Academic Senate and college
management; involve staff in the development and continuous
appraisal of the general philosophy and specific objectives of the
college; coordinate a system of evaluation that appraises the
effectiveness of programs and personnel.
Encourage development of a campus climate that will motivate
students and staff.
Possession of a master's degree; and
One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrator's administrative
Challenges and Opportunities
Oxnard College is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and
the next College President will continue to advance the College by
successfully addressing the following:
Beyond merely enrolling, Oxnard College aims to meet students where
they are, providing culturally responsive services that affirm
their identities and leverage their strengths to help them reach
Identify and serve new student populations through focused
outreach, mentorship initiatives, innovative programs, technology,
Collaborate with faculty, classified professionals, and students to
strengthen strategic enrollment management, expand student access,
increase retention and student attainment.
Reduce equity gaps by creating a sense of belonging, developing a
culture of inquiry, and making data driven decisions.
Build relationships with employees, foster unity, and increase the
retention of dedicated and accomplished administrators, faculty,
and classified professionals.
Retain and develop a strong and diverse leadership team to best
represent our students and community. Hire and retain faculty and
classified professionals from historically marginalized
Position Oxnard College as a leader of diversity, equity,
inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism through programs and
services that support recruitment and success for historically
Position Oxnard College as a student-centered regional leader,
strengthening alliances with local business and industry, school
districts, universities, elected officials, and community
stakeholders to meet educational, cultural, workforce and economic
Serve as a visible and passionate champion for Oxnard College by
communicating the value of Oxnard College, advocating for
resources, and actively engaging with all constituents and
Develop strategic partnerships with local workforce leaders to
develop and align classes and programs to meet the interests of
students and the needs of regional businesses in emerging industry
Contribute to shaping the vision of the District's future in a
multi-college setting, including collaborating and advocating in a
creative and respectful manner
Vision and Innovation
Provide strong leadership with a focus on advancing and maintaining
educational quality, access, and student success. This includes
building enrollments and outreach efforts, as well as aligning the
delivery modalities of instructional and support services to better
meet the needs of the students and communities that the college
Ensure that facilities align with the Educational Master Plan in
order to meet the needs of all students and employees.
Provide astute fiscal and enrollment management oversight while
coping with challenging financial issues.
Prepare for emerging technologies to support the academic and
career needs of students and communities that the college
Implement strategies that address disproportionate impacts in
enrollment, course success and student retention to increase the
number of students acquiring degrees and certificates, achieving
transfer, and becoming employed in their field of study.
A culturally responsive leader with an evidence-based commitment to
diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism who
delivers measurable institutional and community outcomes.
Demonstrates impactful experience working with marginalized
A strategic, results-oriented leader who recognizes and creates
opportunities. Demonstrates a track record of setting measurable
goals, assessing progress, and using data to make informed
decisions that benefit students.
A deep commitment to the mission of California community colleges
in improving the quality of life and the economic well-being of the
communities they serve. Willingness to make a long-term commitment
to the college and invest in its success.
Ability to build a shared college-wide vision with all constituents
and inspire an urgency to enthusiastically pursue it.
Effective communication and responsive listening skills with
sensitivity to the needs of the college, encouraging trust, mutual
respect, and collegiality. Demonstrated ability to identify and
remove institutional barriers.
Commitment to inclusive participatory governance and collective
bargaining practices. Values the contribution of faculty and other
constituent groups in the decision-making process, as provided by
AB 1725 and modern leadership practices.
Evidence of actively connecting with students and building a
climate that encourages student engagement.
Demonstrated achievement in providing for the whole student,
promoting student enrollment, engagement, success, equity,
retention, and well-being. An advocate for all students, including
those from historically marginalized populations.
An inspiring, compassionate leader who models empathy, engages in
cultural humility, accepts constructive feedback, and listens
deeply to differing perspectives.
An open, honest, fair, and transparent leader who promotes a
culture of trust and respect across all employee groups.
Experience in building, maintaining, and growing public and private
An entrepreneurial leader with a successful track record of
Ability to successfully manage multiple competing interests and the
limited resources to fulfill those demands.
Supports a culture of reflection and accountability in service of
$239,208 - $280,668 Annually
The selection committee will review and screen all applications.
The committee will invite the most qualified applicants to an
initial interview. Following the initial interview, the Chancellor
will interview the candidates recommended by the selection
committee for final consideration.
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation
during the selection process must inform the Human Resources
Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation
no later than the application deadline. The request should include
a description of the type and extent of the accommodation
requested. Requests for accommodation must be sent to:
Andrea Barrera Ingley, Director of Employment Services/Personnel
The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the
principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's
policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment have
full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not
subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the
District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color,
national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental
disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent,
citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital
status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on
the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics.
Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public
community college district serving residents throughout Ventura
County. Its mission is to provide students, in its diverse
community, with access to comprehensive quality educational
opportunities that support student learning and student success.
VCCCD's three colleges—Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and
Ventura College—offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges
and universities, career technical training, basic skills
instruction, and community service, economic development, and
continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and
skills improvement. All three colleges are designated
Hispanic-Serving Institutions and accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting
body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
and the U.S. Department of Education. The District Administrative
Center (DAC), centrally located in Camarillo, oversees
administrative functions and provides leadership and services to
the three colleges in support of VCCCD's mission. Rick MacLennan,
Ed.D., was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as Chancellor
beginning July 2022.
VCCCD is governed by a five-member, locally elected Board of
Trustees and one student Board member elected by students from all
colleges. The Board of Trustees is responsible for adopting
policies that govern the business of the District and its colleges.
The Board of Trustees—through a lens of diversity, equity,
inclusion, and accessibility —is guided by four strategic
1. Instill a culture that values diversity, students, our
communities, collaboration, and the success of each employee.
2. Increase equitable access and success for all students.
3. Support the closing of academic achievement and support services
equity gaps across racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender
4. Actively support equitable workforce and economic development in
Ventura County through partnerships and relevant programs and
pathways leading from education to careers.
About Oxnard College
OXNARD COLLEGE is a fully accredited public community college
providing quality academic and career programs since 1975. Founded
on 118 acres, the college is ideally situated on California's
Central Coast between beautiful beaches and sprawling farmland in
the County's largest city. OC has been a Hispanic Serving
Institution for nearly a half-century and offers 18 certificate
programs, 17 Associate degrees for transfer and 37 Associate
degrees with classes in over 60 disciplines for students interested
in university transfer or career education. The main campus
includes state-of-the-art facilities for instruction in dental
assisting and hygiene (which enjoy 100% success rates), as well as
a fully equipped industrial kitchen and café for hands-on training
through OC's Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality
Management programs. The college's auxiliary site in Camarillo
prepares students for public safety careers including firefighting
and prevention, emergency medical response, and lifeguarding.
Additionally, a Marine Education Center and Aquarium is located in
the Channel Islands Harbor.
Oxnard College's primary service area includes the cities of
Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Camarillo and unincorporated areas of
Ventura County such as Nyeland Acres and El Rio. Oxnard College is
surrounded by farmland to its south, La Colonia (economically one
of the poorest sections in Oxnard) to its north, and mostly
working-class residential neighborhoods to the east and west.
Oxnard College's primary feeder schools are within the Oxnard Union
High School District and include Channel Islands, Hueneme, and
Pacifica high schools. Over 67% of the college's enrollment is from
residents of the city of Oxnard, where over 11% of residents live
below the poverty line. Hispanics/Latinos make up 75% of the city's
residents. Another 7% of students are from Port Hueneme, which has
similar demographics to the city of Oxnard. Camarillo residents
make up 7% of student population.
Oxnard College experienced steady increases in annual enrollments
during the five years that preceded the pandemic, up to the 2019–20
academic year. The college had an unduplicated fall headcount of
7,512 students in the 2017–2018 academic year and 7,068 enrolled in
the Fall of 2020. The steady increases in enrollments were due to
efforts to increase capacity in high demand courses and concerted
outreach efforts from the Student Services Division and
collaboration with local high school district partners.
Oxnard College has received numerous awards including:
Top 150 Community Colleges, Aspen Institute College Excellence
Program, eligible for the 2023 Aspen Prize
Schools.com ranked Oxnard College #4 in the State of California
community college system.
2021-2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in
Transfer for Latino students through Associate Degrees for Transfer
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine named Oxnard College among
the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics in the
categories of Total Enrollment for Two-Year Schools and Total
Associate Degrees Granted for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
2021 Bellwether Consortium Winner (Workforce Development), Fire
Fighter I/II Academy programs
2021 Bellwether Consortium (Finalist), Instructional Programs and
About the Community
Ventura County is located on the beautiful California coast. Our
Mediterranean climate is often described as the best in the world
with average annual temperatures in the mid-70s. Ventura County's
mountains, valleys and seashore give the area six different
micro-climates, more than any other county in the nation. It is the
gateway to Channel Islands National Park, one of only four
designated national marine sanctuaries composed of five islands
located just a few miles off the coast. The county has a diverse
population with approximately 800,000 residents including 10
incorporated cities (Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard,
Port Hueneme, Ventura, Santa Paula, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks)
as well as unincorporated areas.