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 Santa Barbara 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.
Judy Taggart, Associate Director
Office: Wake Campus
Judy joined SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning as an Associate Director in May 2013.
Judy directs schedule development for CLL classes and programs in Business/Finance/Work,
Crafts (Ceramics, Glass Arts), Current Events
Fitness/Dance/Recreation, Genealogy, Health, Parenting, and Psychology & Spirituality, and Science & Nature. Judy Taggart has worked in health and education promotion for the past 15 years, most recently serving as community health director for the Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization. She has worked with a diverse range of businesses and nonprofits, from retirement communities to athletes, to help them adopt policies and programs that support education and healthy lifestyles. She is an exercise physiologist, certified health education specialist and grant writer.
Judy is a 2011 Santa Barbara Foundation Katherine Harvey Fellow and a 2012 graduate of the Lompoc Police Citizen Academy. She was honored with a California Fit Business Award for her design of a worksite health promotion program.
Judy is active in community organizations that promote health, education and community leadership, serving as a public safety commissioner for the City of Lompoc and board member for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department-Health Care Centers. She previously served on committees with Partners for Fit Youth and HEAL Santa Barbara County and on the boards of the Lompoc Chamber of Commerce Leadership Lompoc Valley program and the Lompoc Boys & Girls Club.
John D. Kelley