Foothill-De Anza seeks community’s feedback on Chancellor finalists

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The Foothill-De Anza Community College District recently announced four finalists for the position of Chancellor. After completing a four-day open forum, the district is seeking feedback from the public. Community members are invited to submit feedback forms on each candidate now through Sunday, May 7, at midnight.  

Throughout this week, each finalist visited the district for a day of additional interviews and to participate in open public forums. The series of meetings provided employees, students, and community members an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their views on how they would plan to lead the district.  

Recordings of the meetings are available for those who were unable to attend the forums.  

A search committee made up of Foothill-De Anza’s constituent groups recommended the finalists after a national search. The prevailing candidate will succeed Judy Miner, who will retire in September after 35 years with the district. 

Finalists include Farouk Dey, Vice Provost of John Hopkins University, Lee Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College, Richard Storti, Executive Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services at the San Mateo Community College District, and Rowena Tomaneng, President of San Jose City College.  

“We are grateful to the search committee and our consultants for bringing us such qualified candidates to succeed Chancellor Miner following her well-earned retirement,” said Patrick Ahrens, President of the District’s Board of Trustees. “We very much look forward to meeting with and interviewing the candidates.”  

The Board of Trustees is slated to select candidate(s) for site visits during a closed special session today. The board expects to appoint a new Chancellor on June 12.