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Santa Barbara City College's Community Newsletter

January 2023

New Board members appointed

Newly elected trustees Ellen Stoddard and Dr. Charlotte Gullap-Moore (pictured in center, left to right) were sworn into the SBCC Board of Trustees by their retiring predecessors, Dr. Peter Haslund and Kate Parker, at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Board. Each will serve a four-year term. Additionally, Jonathan Abboud (left) and Dr. Anna Everett (right) were elected president and vice president of the Board, respectively.
Read about the new trustees on the SBCC Board of Trustees web page.
Read the press release on the new Board appointments.

COVID-19 updates

Effective January 1, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been removed for students enrolling in Spring 2023 classes and for all employees (except where required by federal and state law, public health agencies, or appropriate governing organizations for specific programs and activities). For more information and updates, visit the SBCC COVID-19 info page

Longtime staff members hired as new deans

Michael Medel and Dr. Beth Taylor Schott, both longtime classified staff members who were promoted to management roles on campus, were recently hired as deans: Dr. Taylor Schott as the new Dean of Distance Education, Library, Faculty Resource Center and Learning Resource Center; Medel as the new Dean of Business, Scheinfeld Center, Career Center and Media Arts. Read more about them and their roles as deans here

Margaret Prothero recognized as equity-focused student support leader

English professor and Guided Pathways faculty coordinator Margaret Prothero was recently recognized by College Futures Foundation (led by former CA Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley), as an "adaptive and equity-focused holistic student support leader." All together, 46 community college leaders were recognized across the state for their incredible commitment to students.

Read the recognition letter by Eloy Ortiz Oakley and the full report "Celebrating Exemplary Student Support Leaders." Look for comments by SBCC's Drs. Elizabeth Imhof and Melissa Menendez, in addition to illustrations by SBCC art students (See the "Student Stories" feature below.)  

More News ...

Click the links for stories/info.
SBCC Awarded Best Community College in California for FACULTY by

Audition for SBCC Theatre Group's "Guys and Dolls." Production is July 12-29; auditions take place on Jan. 29 (info here). 

Community Services/ An Inside Look at Hosting your Wedding at Santa Barbara City College
Make a resolution to support SBCC Music programs by attending a Spring semester concert or two. Check out the scheduled events here

SBCC alum Will Hahn reaches new goal in the NFL

Two years after transferring from SBCC to Cal State University Northridge where he received a degree in documentary production, Will Hahn landed a great position on the New York Jets multimedia team. Read the Noozhawk story here

Student artists published in College Futures Foundation report

Illustrations by SBCC art students Morgan Liu and Ida Saldivar are featured in the "Celebrating Exemplary Student Support Leaders report" of the College Futures Foundation (see above profile on Margaret Prothero for more). Read the report and see page 87 for profiles on the talented art students. 

Vaqueros gear up for Spring season

Support SBCC Athletics... Attend a home game! Tickets here.

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