Finalists

Finalists have been chosen for the position of Cypress College President. Here are the 5 finalists:

  • Dr. Gregory Peterson, Vice President of Student Services, Long Beach City College
  • Dr. Omid Pourzanjani, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Golden West College
  • Dr. JoAnna Schilling, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rio Hondo College
  • Dr. Arvid Spor, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Citrus College
  • Dr. Gregory Anderson, Vice President of Instruction, Canada College

Click here to see the finalists’ bios.
To read more, visit Five President Candidates Identified as Finalists; Forum on March 30.

Open Forum

The finalists for Cypress College President will be at Cypress College to meet with staff, students, and community members in an open forum on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in CCCPLX 414, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • 9:00 a.m.: Gregory Peterson, Ed.D., Vice President of Student Services, Long Beach City College
  • 10:00 a.m.: Omid Pourzanjani, Ed.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Golden West College
  • 11:00 a.m.: JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D., Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Rio Hondo College
  • 12:15 p.m.: Arvid Spor, Ed.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, Citrus College
  • 1:15 p.m.: Gregory Anderson, Ed.D., Vice President of Instruction, Canada College

After a short introduction each candidate will present a brief statement and then address questions. I would like to ask all staff to attend the forum and to be prepared with additional questions for the candidates. Faculty are encouraged to bring their students.

The Board will interview the finalists on March 31, 2017, and will make every effort to finalize the process and announce a decision shortly thereafter.

View the presidential recruitment requirements here.