The Finalists & Public Forums

Meet the Finalists

Listed in order of interview schedule.


Kimberlee Messina

Dr. Kimberlee Messina       

Spokane Falls Community College

Learn more about Dr. Messina

Nicole Esposito

Dr. Nicole Esposito       

Chief Executive Officer
Manchester Community College

Learn more about Dr. Esposito

Santanu Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay

Interim President
Woodland Community College

Learn more about Dr. Bandyopadhyay

Angélica Garcia

Dr. Angélica Garcia        

Berkeley City College 

Learn more about Dr. Garcia

Public Forums

Public forums will be held to provide the college community and the local community the opportunity to hear the finalists’ philosophies and views on current issues and challenges as well as their vision relative to the College’s future direction.

Each finalist will participate in one-hour public open forums. The SCJCD Board of Trustees invites and encourages everyone to participate in the open forums. The forums will be made accessible to all employees, students and the larger community. No RSVP is needed.

Forums will be in-person in the Burbank Auditorium.  They will all be available via Zoom, via the link listed below. They will be available virtually for in-person viewing in Student Success and Engagement Center on Petaluma Campus.

Monday, March 27, 2023

  • 8:30 am – Dr. Kimberlee Messina
  • 10:15 am – Dr. Nicole Esposito
  • 1:00 pm – Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

  • 8:30 am – Dr. Angélica Garcia

IN PERSON: Luther Burbank Auditorium, Main Theater


PETALUMA BROADCAST: Student Engagement & Success Center

If there is a Deaf participant who requests interpreting services to access your event, please contact the Interpreting Services Office at least one week prior to the event to make arrangements., or send a text to (707) 230-3895.


Public Forum Videos

Each forum will be recorded and available for viewing after the live events. 

Public Forum Feedback

Following the forums, employees, students, and community members will be invited to provide feedback to the Board via an online survey at the conclusion of each forum. A summary of completed forms will be given to the board for their review. Feedback from public forums will be added to the information considered by the board.

Dr. Kimberlee Messina: Feedback form - Dr. Messina 

Dr. Nicole Esposito: Feedback form - Dr. Esposito 

Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay: Feedback form - Dr. Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Angélica Garcia: Feedback form - Dr. Garcia 


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