Modesto Junior College President Search 2021
Three Finalists Selected - MJC Presidential Search – Forum Schedule
Forums held via ZOOM – Thursday, April 29, 2021
The following provides candidate Information, a recording of each Forum, and Feedback Forms:
Dr. Bandyopadhyay is currently the Interim President at Modesto Junior College. His prior work experience includes serving as President at Columbia College, Executive Vice President of Educational Programs and Student Services at Cypress College, Director of Institutional Research & Planning at Cypress College. He served as Director of Institutional Research, as well as, Interim Dean of Student Services at Zane State College, Budget & Policy Analyst at Ohio University, Research Director at Triton Communication, and Faculty - Information Technology at the National Institute of Information Technology. He holds both a Ph.D. in Higher Education and a Master Degree in Business Administration in Management from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Kolkata University.
Dr. King is currently the Vice President of Student Services at Lake Tahoe Community College. His previous work experience includes serving as Dean of Counseling & Student Support Programs at Southwestern College, Chief Student Affairs Officer at Concorde College (San Diego Campus), Interim Campus President at Colorado Mountain College, Dean of Business and Applied Technology at Evergreen Valley College, Assistant Director of New Programs/Interim Director Dual Enrollment at Northwest Vista College, Executive Director of Educational Programming and Fund Development at BNC Inc., and Academic Counselor/ Dean of Students at Maxwell Int’l Baha’i’ School. He holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters in Educational Administration from Harvard University, a Masters from the International University of Japan, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Morehouse College.
Dr. Tran is currently serving as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation. Her prior work experience includes serving as Dean of Business and Workforce Development at Evergreen Valley College and Interim Dean of Social Science, Humanities, Arts, and Physical Education at Evergreen Valley College. At the University of California Silicon Valley Extension she was Director of three departments, Business and Management, Education, and Applied & Natural Sciences. She served as Employment Development Coach at San Jose One-stop/Institution for Business Performance, Co-Founder and Sales & Marketing Director for Viethome Magazine, Business Development Manager for Collabrys, and Business Development Manager at Realtech Systems. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Organizational and Leadership Development from the University of San Francisco, a Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Seton Hall University, and a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from Montclair State University.
Recruitment Process Overview and Timeline
Request for Proposal Process
Human Resources (HR) reached out to Executive Search Firms through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process on January 25, 2021 with a deadline of Friday, February 5, 2021.
Upon review and careful consideration of the costs, it was decided that the District would not engage the services of an Executive Search Consulting firm at this time. The MJC Presidential Search would be conducted through the normal YCCD recruitment process with expanded advertisement.
HR posted the position for recruitment on February 26, 2021 with a closing date of March 19, 2021.
The goal of advertising is to cast a wide net to attract a broad and diverse pool.
To ensure the position is advertised both at the state and national level, HR has posted the MJC President position with the following publications and websites:
· Inside Higher Ed
· Diverse Issues in Higher Education
· ACCCA - Association of California Community College Administrators
· National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
· CCC Registry
Search Committee Members
HR has confirmed the following committee members to ensure balanced representation:
Committee Chair - GH Javaheripour, Vice Chancellor of Educational Support Services
Community Member - Judie Piscitello, Executive Director at Stanislaus Partners in Education
HR/EEO Representative - Kathren Pritchard (Non-voting), Senior Director of Human Resources
YFA President - Shelley Akiona , Instructor of Business Administration
MJC Academic Senate (Incoming President) - Aishah Saleh, Instructor of Arts & Humanities
MJC Faculty - Michael Jackson, Counselor, Student Services
CSEA President - Roberto Reyes, Custodian
CSEA (Past President) - Tiffnie Versola, IT Business Analyst
Leadership Team - Martha Robles, Dean of Allied Health, Family & Consumer Sciences
Leadership Team - Matthew Lopez-Phillips, Dean of Student Services
MJC Student - Jennifer Novoa, ASMJC President
MJC Student - Hannah Ransdell
Search Process Timeline
Initial Committee Meeting: April 1, 2021
Review of Applications: April 1, 2021 - April 12, 2021
1st Level Interview: April 16th, 2021 and April 19, 2021
Forum: April 29, 2021
Second Level Interview: April 29, 2021 (Immediately following the Forum)
Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2021/July 1, 2021