President Search 2023

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is pleased to announce that four finalists have been selected for the position of president of Chabot College following a national search. The finalists are Dr. Tina Vasconcellos, Dr. Jamal Cooks, Dr. Claire Oliveros, and Dr. Michael Odu.

The community is invited to attend the in-person forums that will take place on the Chabot College campus in Hayward, CA. Additionally, the public will be able to view recordings of the public forums after all in-person events have concluded. The links will be posted online along with forms that allow the community to provide feedback about each candidate. Video recordings and feedback forms will remain available until 11:59pm Sunday, May 21.

Finalists Public Forum

Tina Vasconcellos, Ph.D.

Tina Vasconcellos, Ph.D.

When: Wed, May 17, 10:00 AM

Public Forum Video

Meet Tina Vasconcellos, Ph.D.


Jamal Cooks

Jamal Cooks, Ph.D.

When: Wed, May 17, 11:15 AM

Public Forum Video

Meet Jamal Cooks, Ph.D.


Claire Oliveros, Ph.D.

Claire Oliveros, Ph.D.

When: Wed, May 17, 1:00 PM

Public Forum Video

Meet Claire Oliveros, Ph.D.


Michael Odu, Ph.D.

Michael Odu, Ph.D.

When: Wed, May 17, 2:15 PM

Public Forum Video

Meet Michael Odu, Ph.D.




General Information

Presidential Search Timeline
All dates are subject to change

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m.
Open until filled, however to ensure full consideration applications must be received by this date.

Late April 2023 - (Chabot College)
Search Committee completes paper screening

Late April 2023 – (Chabot College)
Search Committee selects semi-finalists

Week of May 8, 2023 - (Off-site Location TBD)
Qualified candidates interviewed

Week of May 15, 2023 - (Chabot College)
Public Forums – Time/Location TBD

Week of May 15, 2023 - (District Office)
Chancellor interviews finalists

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Chancellor recommends President to the Board of Trustees

Anticipated start date on or about July 2023.

The President of Chabot College serves as the Chief Executive Officer and reports to the Chancellor of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, a two-college district. The President will be expected to provide strong leadership and advocate for the College in a growing and changing community. The President must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, innovation, and commitment to shared governance.

All completed application materials will be screened by the search committee which includes faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community leaders to ensure that the qualifications stated in the job announcement are met.

Those candidates who meet the minimum required qualifications and most closely reflect the experience associated with the desirable qualifications and representative duties will be invited for an interview the week of May 8, 2023.*

Public forums are anticipated to be scheduled at Chabot College during the week of May 15, 2023 followed by final interviews with the Chancellor.* The new President will be expected to assume duties on or about July 2023.

*All dates are subject to change

Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found on our Instititutional Research webpage.

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility. 

Chabot College in Hayward, CA is located in the epicenter of the dynamic Bay. The college sits on a 94-acre parcel that was once home to a farm. From the shoreline to the hills, Hayward is known as the “Heart of the Bay” and the campus enjoys a rich history and a strong connection to its vibrant community.

Chabot College’s total student headcount is approximately 17,500. The College offers curriculum for students seeking career and technical preparation, transfer to a four-year college or university, or personal enrichment and basic skills. The Chabot College community is supported through Friends of Chabot Foundation, which attracts resources in support of student success through philanthropic investment in scholarships, endowments, bequests and annual gifts.


  • Over 130 associate degree programs or certificate programs

  • Over 120 courses starting throughout the semester (short-term and late-start classes) 

  • Online and on campus, day and evening

Academic and Student Support Services

  • Over 20 comprehensive academic support services including counseling, special needs support programs, mentoring, workshops, computer center, free tutoring, and more 


For more information about the position, please contact: 

Wyman Fong, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District  
(925) 485-5261  

Thank you for your interest in the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District! 

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer