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Brian K. Sanders, Ed.D., has served as the vice president of instruction and accreditation liaison officer for Columbia College since 2016. Under his leadership, the college has streamlined educational pathways and improved outcomes for students through numerous initiatives, including student equity and achievement, AB 705, guided pathways, strong workforce, apprenticeships, and two federal Title III grants. He successfully led the college to reaffirmation of its accreditation and has served on numerous ACCJC site visit teams to other institutions. Prior to this role, he briefly served as vice president of college and administrative services at Columbia College, where he was responsible for budgeting and college operations. For over seven years, he served as dean of science, mathematics, and engineering at Modesto Junior College, a large, Hispanic-serving institution in the Central Valley, where he began his 13-year career as a mathematics professor. Most recently, Dr. Sanders has served as treasurer for the California Community Colleges (CCC) Chief Instructional Officers (CIO), meeting regularly with CCC Chancellor's Office leaders and fellow CIOs to advance educational opportunities for California's two million community college students.
He earned his bachelor of science in mathematical sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his master of arts in mathematics from the University of Oregon. To advance as a scholar and leader, he earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Davis.
"I would be honored and humbled to serve as the next superintendent/president of Citrus College - a storied institution with a rich history as one of the first community colleges in California. Citrus College is a state leader in course success, program completion, and university transfer, especially for Latinx students, with a strong reputation and effective partnerships with business, industry, high schools, and universities. I look forward to building upon these foundations of excellence as the next superintendent/president."