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Public Forums for Chancellor Finalists

Oct 11, 2021

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Trustees announced the schedule of the virtual public forums for the finalists in the SCCCD Chancellor Search. Students, faculty, staff, administrators and the community were invited to meet and learn more about the three finalists during virtual open forums scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021.

Finalists are Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, Consultant - Laredo Community College, National Science Foundation Grant; Dr. Omid Pourzanjani, Superintendent/President San Joaquin Delta Community College District and Dr. Carole Goldsmith, Fresno City College President.

Each finalist took part in a one-hour forum, which will be open and broadcast to the public. Attendees will be able to view the forums via Zoom webinar or YouTube Live Stream. The Zoom webinar will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 and no registration is required. Attendees were encouraged to connect to the Zoom webinar as early as possible to get a "seat". If the Zoom webinar was full, individuals were able to observe the meeting on YouTube Live Stream.

You can view the forum recording using the following link:

Watch Recording - occurred on October 25, 2021

Candidates presented their vision for the District and answered pre-submitted questions. If time allowed, questions from attendees were addressed. The deadline for those wishing to submit questions in advance to be considered during the public forums was Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 p.m.

The virtual public forum schedule was as follows:

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Dr. Beatriz T. Espinoza
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  Dr. Omid Pourzanjani
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Dr. Carole Goldsmith