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President Search 2022

Search Committee


  • Ajani Byrd, Dean of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Dennis Cima, Executive Director, Foothill-De Anza Foundation
  • Valerie Fong, Dean, Language Arts Division
  • Kurt Hueg, Interim Vice President, Instruction and Institutional Research
  • Laurie Scolari, Vice President, Student Services


  • Nicole Gray, Instructor, Mathematics
  • Kerri Ryer, Instructor, Political Science
  • Nick Tuttle, Instructor, Psychology
  • Voltaire Villanueva, Counselor/Instructor

Classified Professionals

  • Chris Chavez, Student Success Specialist, Counseling
  • Doreen Finkelstein, Senior Research Analyst
  • Janie Garcia, Adult Education Program Coordinator
  • Adiel Velasquez, Outreach School Relations Specialist


  • Chamu Palaniappan, Student Trustee
  • Mike Xu, Student

Community Representative

  • Jack Kelly, Rotary Club of Los Altos

Equal Employment Opportunity Representative

  • Anu Khanna, Instructor, Intercultural Studies and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Reimagining Foothill-De Anza


The President Search 2022 website includes the following sections:

Position Announcement

College Profile: The Opportunity

The Next President: Qualifications

Application Process



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Foothill College President Search Questions

Contact Dorene Novotny for additional information, nominations or  confidential inquiries.