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Board of Trustees

Board members directly represent the people of the SBCC District (Carpinteria to Goleta) in determining board general policies and making decisions, which govern the total operations of the entire District and Santa Barbara City College.

The seven members of the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees are elected by District voters for four-year terms and represent areas within the District.

The Board meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month (unless otherwise announced), in the MacDougall Administration Center. Meetings are open to the public. Please call (805) 730-4011 with questions, Monday-Friday.

 
  Jonathan Abboud
 
Jonathan Abboud - Vice President (Area 6-Isla Vista and Santa Barbara)
jabboud@sbcc.edu

Jonathan Abboud joined the Governing Board in December 2014.

 

Marty Blum

Marty Blum (Area 7-Santa Barbara)
mjblum2@sbcc.edu

Marty Blum joined the Governing Board in December 2010.  Marty Blum served as Mayor of Santa Barbara from 2002 to 2010.  Before that she served two terms on the City Council and two terms on the City Planning Commission.  Marty was elected to the SBCC Board of Trustees in 2010, reelected in 2014.  Born in Illinois, raised in Chicago, she received her BA from Purdue, MA from UCLA and Juris Doctor from Loyola. She taught at Roosevelt school, practiced law, and has served in leadership roles on various community boards. Her passion is the Santa Barbara community, especially the young people of the city.

 

 Marsha Croninger

Marsha S. Croninger - President (Area 5-Mission Canyon and Santa Barbara)
mscroninger@sbcc.edu 

Marsha Croninger joined the Governing Board in December 2010.

 

 Veronica Gallardo

Veronica Gallardo (Area 3-Santa Barbara)
vggallardo@sbcc.edu

Veronica Gallardo joined the Governing Board in December 2012

 

 Peter Haslund

Dr. Peter O. Haslund - (Area 1-Carpinteria and Montecito)
haslund@sbcc.edu

Dr. Peter Haslund joined the Governing Board in December 2010.  Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, he immigrated to the US in 1949.  He was educated in Los Angeles and received an AA degree from Los Angeles City College and a BA from Cal State LA.  He completed an MA at Midwestern University, Texas,  and a Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He was awarded Professor Emeritus status upon his retirement from SBCC in 2009 after 40 years in the classroom teaching Political Science and Global Studies.

 

Marianne Kugler
 
Dr. Marianne Kugler (Area 2 - Goleta)
mrkugler@sbcc.edu
 
Dr. Marianne Kugler joined the Governing Board in December 2012.  Born in Idaho the family moved to Southern California in 1955.  In 1962 she attained a B.A. at UC Berkeley and in 1963 a teaching credential at UCLA. She and her husband, Larry, then moved to Flint, Michigan, where they helped start the second campus of the University of Michigan.  While in Flint, Marianne earned her PhD at Michigan State University.  She served as Assistant Director of Elementary Education for the Flint Schools, then as Headmaster of an independent K-12 school, adjunct professor of education, and national program officer of the C.S. Mott Foundation.  After a stint as Dean of the School of Education and Human Services at UM-Flint, she and Larry moved back to California where they enjoy being part of the Santa Barbara community and especially Santa Barbara City College. 


Craig Nielsen

Craig Nielsen (Area 4-Santa Barbara)
cnielsen2@sbcc.edu

Craig Nielsen joined the Governing Board in December 2012. Craig is a retired small business owner, and has worked for both small and national companies as a salesman, manager, and trainer.  Since retiring he has used his emergency teaching credential mostly in local high schools and the court community schools.  He has served on various nonprofit boards and committees, and currently sits on a nonprofit board.  After graduating from San Marcos High School he attended SBCC and transferred to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree.  He is very concerned about “at risk youth” in our district. Craig could not have afforded to begin his college education if SBCC had not been an option for him.

 

 Emily Gribble

 Emily Gribble
Student Trustee 2016-17

 

 

 

 


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