Three Southwestern College Superintendent/President Finalists Move Forward

photo of three superintendent/president finalists. Andrea Alexander, Mark Sanchez, Tina Vasconcellos
The three finalists being forwarded to the Governing Board are (L-R) Andrea Alexander, Mark Sanchez and Tina Vasconcellos.

Three finalists for Southwestern College Superintendent/President will be forwarded to the Governing Board for interviews and action at a special Dec. 15 meeting.

The three candidates recorded hour-long interviews that are available for public viewing and comment through Sunday, Dec. 13. The links to their recorded interviews, biographies and the feedback form can be found on the Superintendent/President search page.

Andrea Alexander

Alexander is the current vice president of administrative services at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, CA. She worked for a Fortune 500 company before entering higher education 12 years ago. She has experience in fiscal management and strategic enrollment management. Alexander is the chair of the college’s Emergency Response Team, which has overseen Evergreen Valley College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click to read Alexander’s full bio.

Dr. Mark Sanchez

Sanchez is the current assistant superintendent/vice president of student success and support programs and the college centers at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, CA. Sanchez has more than 20 years of experience in community college, teaching and workforce development. He developed and implemented a districtwide implementation of comprehensive race conscious-equity focused instruction, student services and online programs designed to increase student access and success.

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Dr. Tina Vasconcellos

Vasconcellos is the current vice president of student services and the accreditation liaison officer for the College of Alameda in Alameda, CA. She has more than 20 years of experience as a community college educator. Vasconcellos has served in her current position for five years where she has infused the division with a commitment to cultural humility and inclusiveness in support of employee development and student success.

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Southwestern College is the premier public institution of higher education in Southern San Diego county that serves a diverse community of more than 20,000 students