Information on SMCCCD Chancellor Finalist Forums: April 6th

South San Francisco, CA   April 2, 2020

Dear Colleagues, Students and Community Members of the San Mateo County Community College District,


As you know, our District is in the process of a search for a new Chancellor. Three finalists have been announced:


  • Dr. Edward Bush, currently the President of Cosumnes River College in the Los Rios District (Sacramento);
  • Mr. Michael Claire, currently the Interim Chancellor of the San Mateo Community College District; and
  • Dr. Bryan Reece, former President of Norco College in the Riverside Community College District (Riverside).


Candidate full biographies are available on the San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Search web page at


We are asking for your assistance with the next step of our search/review process. The District will be recording candidate forums without a live audience. As everyone is well aware, we are in unprecedented times due to COVID-19. The recorded forums will be posted on our website for your review and feedback on April 9, 2020. There will be a feedback link to provide your feedback at the time of the posting of the recording. We will need your feedback no later than April 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. More information will be provided regarding this feedback in a later email.


Prior to the forums we welcome your input. Please click here to submit a question for the Chancellor Finalist Forums; questions will be accepted between now and April 6, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. We will include a good representation/cross-section of the questions posed.


We understand that a live forum with active participants is the ideal; however, we are in a new operating environment with COVID-19. Our District is doing our best to move forward with business as usual, as well as having the highest concern for everyone’s safety.


Thank you in advance for your kind participation and feedback. We value your input.


Kindest regards,


Maurice Goodman and Richard Holober

Members of the Chancellor Search Sub-Committee

San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees


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