Friday, April 13

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

SBCC Administration Building, Room 211, East Campus


Eloy Oakley, Superintendent/President, Long Beach Community College District, Long Beach, Calif.

Eloy Oakley

Thursday, April 19

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SBCC Garvin Theatre, West Campus


1. 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Dr. Willard Lewallen, President, West Hills College, Coalinga, Calif.

Dr. Willard Lewallen

2. 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – Dr. Lori Gaskin, President, West Valley College, Saratoga, Calif.

Dr. Lori Gaskin

3. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – David Viar, President, American River College, Sacramento, Calif.

David Viar

Each candidate will have approximately 20 minutes to make a presentation followed by questions to the candidate from the audience.

The names of the four finalists were forwarded to the SBCC District Board by a presidential search committee made up of college administrators, managers, faculty, classified staff, students, a representative for the Foundation for SBCC, and community members (SBCC Continuing Education Division and at-large).

The timeline calls for the SBCC District Board to name the new superintendent/president by the end of April with a start date of July 1, 2012.


Biographies and photographs of each candidate are available on the SBCC Web site home page at under News and Events or go directly to:

Videos of candidates’ forum presentations will be available beginning April 16 (for April 13 forum) and April 20 (for April 19 forum):

Public comments regarding each candidate can be e-mailed to the following respective addresses. All comments using these addresses will be forwarded directly to the SBCC District Board of Trustees. Please use a separate address for each candidate about whom you want to comment.

Dr. Lori Gasken –

Dr. Willard Lewallen –

Eloy Oakley –

David Viar –


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