Executive Vice President


A Message from Dr. Pamela Ralston 

Executive Vice President, Educational Programs

Knowledge emerges only through invention and reinvention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry [people] pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.
Paolo Freire

Welcome! Santa Barbara City College is an exciting and innovative center of learning located on the Central Coast of California, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. As our community’s college, we offer excellent educational opportunities, degrees and certificates. Strengthened by the Santa Barbara City College Foundation’s Promise, our commitment to providing affordable higher education is matched by our commitment to an inclusive, welcoming learning environment. You’ll feel right at home here.

It’s our mission at Santa Barbara City College to provide a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.  The Office of Educational Programs is responsible for providing the student programs and services designed to fulfill this mission. As you will discover from exploring our vast array of programs and services, our dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators work tirelessly to help students achieve excellence in all aspects of academic life.

I want to thank you for considering Santa Barbara City College.  If you are a current student, we are proud to have you as part of our family and community.  If you are considering attending, we invite you to join. Take a look at our nationally recognized programs and services and see why Santa Barbara City College is the best choice for your education.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the college’s instructional programs, School of Extended Learning, or student support programs and services.

Again, welcome to the SBCC family.

Dr. Pamela Ralston
Executive Vice President,
Educational Programs

Executive Vice President Office
MacDougall Admin Bldg., A-112
(805) 965-0581, Ext. 2579



Beatriz Dones
Administrative Assistant III (Conf.)
(805) 965-0581, Ext. 4379

Gary James
Educational Programs Support Specialist
(805) 965-0581, Ext. 2353