Selection Process

Application Process

The Oxnard College President search is a confidential process. The Screening Committee, representing the College, District, and community-at-large, will begin reviewing applications in January 2016.  The Governing Board will take final action on approving the hiring of the new President in a public meeting later in the spring, with an objective of filling the position by no later than July 2016.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure consideration in the initial review by the Committee, all application materials must be submitted electronically, through the District’s online application system, by midnight January 4, 2016. All application materials must be submitted electronically through the District's online application system located at which can also be reached by clicking on the Apply Now button located to the right of this page.  Application materials must contain all of the following components:

A.) A completed District Application for Management Employment.

B.) A letter of application, no more than 5 pages, that includes the date, applicant’ name, and the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered. In the letter, the applicant must demonstrate how s/he meets the Minimum Qualifications, Desirable Qualifications, and Ideal Characteristics as provided on the Position webpage (imbed hyperlink).  The letter should describe the applicant’s understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students.  The letter should also give the Committee a clear understanding of how s/he will contribute, as a fully participating member of the Ventura County Community College District, to addressing Oxnard College’s strengths and opportunities.

C.) A current resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.

D.) A list of eight references, including names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers from the following constituent groups: two supervisors, two direct reports (including one support staff member), two community members, and two faculty members. The applicant should identify the constituent group of which each reference is a member. These references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.

E.) Official or unofficial copies of college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. (An official copy of transcripts will be required upon being hired.) NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The above documents will be the only information considered by the Screening Committee during the application screening process.

The District has retained PPL, Inc. as consultants to assist with search and selection processes.  For confidential inquiries, please contact one of the following:

Dr. Donald F. Averill, Ed.D.,
Tel: 909-553-6085; email:

Dr. Dean C. Colli, Ed.D.
Tel: 619-517-6133; email:

For inquiries regarding submitting an online application, contact:

Michael Arnoldus, Director of Employment Services/Personnel Commission
Tel: 805-652-5521; email: