3 finalists for superintendent-president position announced


The three final candidates for the position of superintendent-president have been announced on March 6. From left, Erika Endrijonas, Richard Storti, and Katrina VanderWoude are the final candidates.

The Office of Communications announced three finalists for the position of superintendent-president at City College on Monday, March 6. 

The three finalists have been selected as potential successors of Utpal Goswami. The chosen candidate would replace current Interim Superintendent-President Kindred Murrillo who has occupied the position since Goswami’s resignation in 2021. 

Of the 36 candidate applications received, 14 of them were interviewed over Zoom, which resulted in eight semifinalists for the position. After thorough screening of the interviewees by a broad range of reviewers including members from the SBCC Foundation, the Board of Trustees, students, staff, and the community; Erika Endrijonas, Richard Storti, and Katrina VanderWoude were ultimately recognized as best suited for the position. 

The final screenings of the candidates will continue with further interviews and public forums, with details to be announced in later this week. Public feedback is encouraged through attendance of the forums and an online survey that will additionally be released. 

Candidate Erika Endrijonas is an alumna of California State University of Northridge and the University of Southern California. She previously served as both dean of computer application and media arts, and as dean of educational programs at City College. She then became the executive vice president of Oxnard College and later the president of Los Angeles Valley College. Since 2019, she has held the position of superintendent-president at Pasadena City College. 

Candidate Richard Storti is an alumnus of California State University of Fullerton, the University of Southern California, and California State University of Long Beach. He has previously held positions as deputy chancellor of West Hills Community College District, assistant superintendent vice president at Pasadena City College, and vice president at Fullerton College. 

Currently, Storti serves as the executive vice chancellor of administrative services in the San Mateo County Community College District. 

Candidate Katrina VanderWoude is an alumna of Valparaiso University. Her former experience includes roles as president of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, vice president of Academic Affairs at Grossmont College, and president of Contra Costa College. She is currently the vice chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District. 

All three candidates have taken on roles that emphasize a commitment to the building of program infrastructure, and to equity and diversity in the workplace. For more information on individual candidates, see their profiles on City College’s website.