How to Apply

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The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. This is a confidential search process.

Apply Online

Job Announcement Page

To apply for this position, please visit the job announcement page* and complete the required sections of the online application denoted with a red asterisk, i.e.

  • Contact Information
  • Contact Details
  • Professional Experience
  • Education
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Work Authorization
  • How Did You Hear About Us
  • Diversity Statement
  • Certify Application (e-signature)
  • Submit Application
  • Create an Account

(* Job announcement page:

Attachments To Include

In addition, please attach the following two items to your application:

  • A cover letter not to exceed five pages that succinctly addresses the background, knowledge and experiences that have prepared you to serve as president of De Anza College; the leadership and personal qualities and characteristics that would serve as underpinnings for your service as the next president; and your three most significant professional or academic accomplishments at the institutional level over the last five years, your role in them and what you learned from them
  • A current resume including an email address and telephone number where we can reach you

Professional References and Transcripts

  • Professional references will be required if selected as a finalist.
  • At that time, you will be asked to provide a reference list with the names, mobile and business telephone numbers and email addresses of your current supervisor, previous supervisor, two direct reports, two faculty members, two classified professionals and two community leaders who have worked with you, preferably in the last five years.  
  • The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Upon hiring, the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

The start date for the president’s position is negotiable.

Contacts for Search

PPL Inc. has been selected to assist with the recruitment for the position of De Anza College president. For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries, please contact the following PPL Inc. search consultants:

Dr. Jim Riggs
Vice President
PPL, Inc. 

Dr. Pamela D. Walker 
Vice President 
PPL, Inc. 

Dr. Robert Griffin 
Vice President 
PPL, Inc. 

For questions about the online Cornerstone application process, please contact Keisha Sentosa at

Individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the recruiting and interview process should notify no later than the closing date of the announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equity, social justice and multicultural education, as well as civic and community engagement.

The district is committed to maintaining a workforce that demonstrates an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

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