Serban Scores New Job in Orange County

Controversially shown the door at Santa Barbara City College in July, Dr. Andreea Serban, who had been president of SBCC since 2008, appears to have landed on her feet, scoring a new job in Orange County. Since earlier this month, Serban has been at the helm of the three-school Coast Community College District (comprised of Golden West, Orange Coast, and Coastline Community colleges), working as their interim vice chancellor of Educational Services. Signed to a minimum 90-day contract that pays out a prorated annual salary of $175,000 for her new gig, it remains to be seen what exactly this means for her still-standing contract at SBCC. As per her severance package this past summer, Serban was scheduled to get regular paychecks on her $215,000 (plus benefits) yearly pay from SBCC for some 18 months or until she landed a new job.

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