Dear CCSF colleagues,

 

On behalf of our Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure to share with you the selection of Dr. David Martin as our next chancellor, beginning November 1, 2021. His contract will be on our agenda for approval this week at our Thursday, September 23rd, meeting. We are excited to welcome him back to the City College of San Francisco community.

Dr. Martin brings a wealth of knowledge about our college and community, as well as experience as a chief financial officer and superintendent-president, the position he currently holds at Monterey Peninsula Community College District. Many of you know Dr. Martin as a former employee of City College when he served from 2015 to 2017 as our Chief Financial Officer/AVC and Interim Vice Chancellor for Financial Affairs.

Prior to his work in community colleges, Dr. Martin served as senior associate/executive manager for major public accounting and business advisory firms (Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company and Ernst & Young), where he provided executive consultative and audit services to California community colleges in budget and finance, enrollment management, student services, resource development, human resources, technology enhancement, capital construction, accreditation, and participatory governance. Currently, he serves as a member of the Community College League of California (CCLC) State Policy Advisory Committee, as well as the Accreditation Standards Review Committee and the Fiscal Advisory Committee for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

A product of the community college, Dr. Martin received his associate degree from American River College. He continued his education in the CSU system, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from CSU San Bernardino and an MBA from CSU East Bay. He earned his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Drexel University. Dr. Martin also is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner.

In addition to his strong financial background, as evidenced by word and deed, Dr. Martin brings a strong commitment to the work we do for students. He has a proven commitment to transparency, collaboration, and equity, and he is passionate about providing opportunities for access and success to all students. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Martin into the CCSF community!

You have been both helpful and patient in the process of this search. I close by thanking you for your participation. More than two hundred of you attended the candidate forums. Your interest was palpable and indicative of your commitment to our college and our students, and your feedback helped round out our process. I extend special thanks to the students, classified staff, community members, faculty, and administrators who served on the search committee. The many hours you spent in this extended process are appreciated by all of us. Many thanks also go to AVC-HR Clara Starr and the members of her staff (especially Cecilia Sainez, and Leticia Sazo) and Shawn Yee. Each spent untold hours ensuring the process ran smoothly.

The Board and I are in full support of Dr. Martin and look forward to working with him in his new capacity as our new Chancellor of City College of San Francisco.

 

Sincerely yours,

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Shanell Williams
President, Board of Trustees

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