Andrew G. Harper, Executive Director
Office: Schott Campus
Andy Harper was appointed Executive Director of Santa Barbara City College’s Center
for Lifelong Learning in February 2013. Andy has worked for the SBCC Continuing Education
Division as a program director since 2009. Prior to moving across Highway 101 to SBCC,
Andy worked for nine years at UCSB Extension as Director of Language and Culture Programs.
Before discovering the wonders of Santa Barbara, Andy led something of a peripatetic life. He held administrative positions at the University of Tampa in Florida, the University of Central Florida, Sultan Qaboos University in the Sultanate of Oman, and at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas. In addition, Andy has also lived and been a classroom teacher in London (England), Montpellier (France), Cairo (Egypt), and San Sebastian (Spain.)
Andy has a B.A. degree in Comparative Literature from the University of East Anglia (U.K), and an M.A. degree in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii. His certifications also include Executive Leadership, Program Planning and e-Marketing.
Kendall Harris, Associate Director
Office: Schott Campus
In May 2010, Kendall Harris joined the SBCC Continuing Education Division as a Program Director and is now an Associate Director for the Center for Lifelong Learning. Ken directs schedule development for CLL classes and programs in Computers, Crafts (General, Jewelry, Sewing & Quilting, Woodworking), Culinary Arts, Fine Arts, Film, Languages, Music, and Performing Arts.
After growing up in Southern California and graduating from San Diego State with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Drama, Kendall began his career in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While there, he created many nationally broadcast productions for a large PBS affiliate. He remained at PBS for 12 years as a Production Designer, Director of Creative Services and an award-winning television lighting director.
Returning to San Diego, he began teaching at San Diego City College as a full-time faculty member in Theatre, Television and Film. Continuing in the Community College system, he relocated to Seattle, Washington where, for 11 years he worked as the Director of Continuing Education and Director of Business Enterprise Activities for North Seattle Community College. Kendall and his wife, Penny, are excited to be back in his home state and settled into the beautiful city of Santa Barbara.
Jeanette Chian, Associate Director
Office: Wake Campus
In January 2015, Jeanette Chian joined the Center for Lifelong Learning as Associate Director. Jeanette directs the schedule development for CLL classes and programs in the areas of Business/Finance, Current Events, Fitness, Genealogy, Glass Arts, Health, Languages, Parent Education, Psychology, and Nature, Science and Recreation.
After growing up in Atlanta and graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Jeanette began her career in Washington, DC in high tech. She then taught English in China at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications before moving to Santa Barbara.
Prior to joining the CLL, Jeanette spent 11 years at the non-profit National Multiple Sclerosis Society as Regional Director overseeing health and education programs and fundraising activities. Jeanette and her husband, Dan, spend their free time re-discovering our special town through the eyes of their two young children.
John D. Kelley