Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Twelve Santa Barbara City College faculty members became fully tenured professors at a ceremony held in the college’s Gourmet Dining Room on Monday, April 15. The annual gathering, hosted by Executive Vice President Dr. Pamela Ralston’s office, provided a forum for the newly tenured staff to speak on the subject of the hour: Why we love our jobs and working at SBCC.
The tenure awards were presented by Dr. Ralston and Academic Senate President Patricia Stark, who took turns introducing the honorees with glowing accolades from their colleagues and students. The acceptance speeches included phrases like “I hit the career jackpot;” “It’s very easy to be tall when you stand on the shoulders of giants;” and, “Working here is more fun than kittens; I’m over the moon to be here; and I’ve found my Hogwarts.”
The instructors were hired as tenure-track faculty in Fall, 2015. Their fully tenured positions begin in the Fall 2019 semester.
Photo above: Newly tenured SBCC Faculty include, from left to right, (front row) Jon Bek, Computer Information Systems; Janet Hose, Disability Services and Programs; Leida Tolentino, Psychology; Joann Graham, Academic Counseling; Jordan Molina, English; Jennifer Hamilton, Academic Counseling; Jamie Griggs, Academic Counseling; Sara Hartley, Academic Counseling; (back row) Jason File, English; Sean Kelly, Earth and Planetary Sciences; Gabriel Pretel, Mathematics. Not pictured: Patrick O’Brien, Sociology.