San Mateo County Community College District Announces Finalists for District Chancellor Position

San Mateo, CA – The San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD), announced today the finalists for the District’s chancellor position.  This announcement comes after a national search that fielded a highly qualified and diverse pool of candidates.

A screening committee, comprised of faculty, staff, students, administrators, board members and community representatives held initial interviews with candidates in early March and has recommended the following candidates to the Board of Trustees for consideration:


  • Edward Bush, currently president at Cosumnes River College in the Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento)


  • Michael Claire, currently interim chancellor of the San Mateo County Community College District (San Mateo)


  • Bryan Reece, former president of Norco College in the Riverside Community College District (Riverside)


The chancellor serves as the District’s chief executive officer and oversees all operations of the District and its three colleges – Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline College.   As the CEO of the District, the Chancellor reports directly to the Board of Trustees and supervises the college presidents, vice chancellors and other departmental staff.  The next SMCCCD Chancellor will lead a district of engaged and enthusiastic faculty and staff who are committed to providing a culturally responsive environment that provides outstanding educational opportunities for all students.

Details about finalist interviews and college and community forums will be forthcoming, as plans are confirmed relating to these processes in a COVID-19 operating environment.