Contains updated info on this week's Superintendent/President forums
Contains updated info on this week's Superintendent/President forums


Due to the campus closure from Tuesday's storm activity, our Superintendent/President candidate forums were rescheduled. See the revised version of the article "College announces selection of 3 finalists for position of Superintendent/President," for a link with updated dates and times of the forums. 
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Santa Barbara City College's Community Newsletter

March 2023

     Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D.  / Richard Storti, Ed.D. /  Katrina VanderWoude, Ed.D.

College announces selection of 3 finalists for position of Superintendent/President

Candidate forums to take place this week
Three finalists have been chosen for the position of SBCC President/Superintendent, with candidate forums happening in-person at the Garvin Theatre on March 15 and 16, as well as live-streamed and recorded.

Read more about the Superintendent/President candidates here.
Read how to participate in the candidate forums (rescheduled due to the campus closure on Tuesday, March 14) - before, during and after the March 15 and 16 sessions, here

New Calif. Community Colleges Chancellor announced

Following a nationwide search that lasted more than seven months, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors announced the unanimous selection of Kern Community College District Chancellor Sonya Christian as the next permanent chancellor on Feb. 23. Read more.

In the News

Click on the links for more in-depth features:

SB Independent: For Black History Month in February, an article on SBCC's Umoja Mural was featured. Kudos to SBCC Catalog/Schedule Specialist and SB Independent staff writer Victor Bryant for the article and the representation! 
KEYT-TV: TV spot featuring the Umoja mural and mural artist André Jones, who came to campus for an artist talk on Feb. 9
Noozhawk: Gerald Carpenter's review of SBCC Theatre Group's “A Comedy of Tenors,” directed by Katie Laris.
SBCC Vaquero Voices Podcast: Akil and Hong welcome recently-hired Umoja Student Program Advisor Lelia Richardson to the show. Listen to all episodes here.

SBCC ASG Olympics soar with school spirit

A staff/faculty vs. students tug-of-war was just one of many thrilling events at the first-ever ASG-hosted SBCC Olympics at La Playa field on Saturday, March 4. The student competitions in volleyball, soccer, cornhole, relay, dodgeball and table tennis were a battle between domestic and international students, with domestic students taking the overall win. Huge thank to everyone who came out! Click here for more photos from the event.

ASG hosts grand opening ceremony for Prayer, Relaxation and Meditation room

Students from ASG organized a grand opening/ribbon-cutting for the new Prayer, Relaxation and Meditation room on campus (A125), held on Feb. 23. Student Emelie Beckman felt strongly that such a room should exist on campus for students and staff. With the help of ASG, SBCC Trustees, administration and the SBCC Foundation, she made it happen! The room is currently open to students, staff and faculty on weekdays. Click here to see more photos of the grand opening ceremony

SBCC teams rise to the top in Collegiate Programming competition

Four teams of students from SBCC participated in the Southern California Regionals for the International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC) at Riverside City College on Feb. 25. Of the close to 60 teams participating, team SBCC won first, second, third and fifth place.The two top teams came home with prize money! Meet the students and read the full story here.
Beach Volleyball: Perfect Start Continues For SBCC Beach

Cheer on your Vaqueros by attending a home game! Info here
Photo: The Channels

Final Shows: SBCC Theatre Group presents 'A Comedy of Tenors' 

Don't miss the last week of SBCC Theatre Group's 'A Comedy of Tenors' at the Garvin Theatre. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Grab your tickets at the Garvin Box Office and/or Click here for tickets/info.

Gourmet Dining Room open for a limited time

SBCC's Gourmet Dining Room will be open for dinner on Thursday and Friday evenings during the Spring semester, with students from the School of Culinary Arts serving up the delicacies. Reservations: 5:30-7:00 p.m. via email at More info on the Gourmet Dining Room website. 

Spring Break

Classes will pause March 27-31 for Spring Break. Administrative offices will be open during this week.

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