Three finalists have been selected as candidates for president of Berkeley City College, the Peralta Community College District announced Wednesday.

They are Deborah Budd, the school's interim president; Brian Ellison, vice president of instruction and student services at San Diego Continuing Education; and Arturo Reyes, executive vice president of academic and student affairs at the Solano Community College District.

Each will participate in a public forum beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 27 in the Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley.

Peralta Chancellor José M. Ortiz will interview each of the candidates and make a final decision.

Finalist biographies and photographs are on the Peralta colleges website, www.peralta.edu.