Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications
At the Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees meeting on March 22, the SBCC Advancing Leadership Association recognized Dr. Anthony Beebe as the Outstanding Administrator of the Year 2018.
Under his leadership as President/Superintendent of SBCC, the college tackled and weathered a significant budget deficit within a year of his arrival in 2016. Then came the 2017-2018 schoolyear with the heartache and stress of the Thomas fire, emergency campus closures and the Montecito debris flow that affected students, faculty and staff. Throughout it all, Dr. Beebe ensured that decision making was prompt, considerate and equitable.
"I'm honored to receive this recognition on behalf of our administrators and managers. Our entire team at SBCC is outstanding and I am proud to work alongside them,” said Dr. Beebe.
Honorable mentions for the award include: Jim Clark, Director, Information Technology and User Support; Alan Price, Dean, Health and Services, Career Technology; David Wong, Director, Instructional Technology and Faculty Resource Center.
The purpose of the Outstanding Administrator of the Year award is to honor those who demonstrate excellence in their administrative role at SBCC and are exemplary role models. Because each individual brings his or her unique skills and strengths to the job, excellence is perceived in many different ways by the people whose work lives are influenced by a particular administrator. With that in mind, all permanent employees of the college are encouraged to submit nominations.
Included among the qualities of excellence that nominated candidates should demonstrate are the ability to see and communicate the big picture, honesty and integrity worthy of respect, creating a positive work environment, and being open to new ideas and perspectives.
The nomination for Dr. Beebe concluded by describing him this way: “He leads with heart and empathy and always holds firm to placing students at the center of everything we do and for what is in the best interest of SBCC.”