Welcome to the Cypress College President Search!
The North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) is conducting a national search for the next President at Cypress College. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the college and reports to the Chancellor of the District. NOCCCD is working with Community College Search Services, with consultant support and guidance provided by Dr. Joan Smith.
The President position calls for an individual with a record of proven leadership skills combined with a passionate commitment to a 21st-century comprehensive community college mission and the ability to plan resource allocation to meet these goals during a period of dynamic change. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and proven leader who provides strong institutional stewardship, champions faculty excellence and staff success, and further strengthens Cypress College's commitment to student-centered experiences. The next President will be someone who advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism to support a culturally responsive environment that provides outstanding educational opportunities for all students, employees, and the surrounding community.
The NOCCCD Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of President, Cypress College.
The District's goal of this search is to select a new Cypress College President by the end of the 2023 Spring Semester. The President, Cypress College, Search Committee is comprised of a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community members, and will be involved in recruiting, evaluating, and conducting interviews with candidates. The Search Committee will select outstanding finalists for further consideration by the Board of Trustees. These finalists will be invited to interview with the Board of Trustees and participate in open forums before the final selection is made by the Board of Trustees.
This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 3, 2023. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This is an Executive position that offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and referrals should be sent in confidence to:
Dr. Joan E. Smith
Community College Search Services
For general inquiries regarding the application process, contact:
District Office Human Resources, NOCCCD
About Cypress College
Cypress College offers students a pathway to their future in an environment in which employees commit to joining students on their educational journey. The college's half-million-plus alumni include actors, athletes, doctors, executives, mechanics, nurses, and teachers. For some, Cypress College is the ticket into their university of choice, and for others, it provides essential training for a prosperous career. Just one Cypress College class is often all it takes to provide cutting-edge skills that lead to a promotion or a new job.
Cypress College's 16,000 students and the highly qualified teaching faculty are proud of the many excellent academic and vocational programs. Cypress College provides a pathway for each of its students, offering 56 university-transfer majors, 174 career-certificate programs, and degrees in 98 areas of study. The college's traditional semesters begin in January and August, while short-term courses start throughout the year. A Cypress College education costs $46 per unit — $138 for a typical, full-credit class — California's lowest tuition. Eligible first-time students qualify for free tuition through Cypress College's Charger Experience promise program. Financial aid and scholarships are also available to qualifying students.
Cypress College is one of three campuses in the North Orange County Community College District and a member of the 116-campus California Community College system. The college primarily serves the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Garden Grove, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Stanton.
Located at 9200 Valley View Street in Cypress, the college is easily accessible from several Southern California freeways, including the 5, 91, 605, 22, and 405. The campus is just a stone's-throw from Downtown Disney and Knott's Berry Farm.
NOCCCD values a diverse workplace and encourages the following communities to apply: Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.