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SBCC Names Four to New Leadership Positions
Dr. Pamela RalstonDr. Priscilla MoraRobert Morales
From the left: Dr. Pamela Ralston, Dr. Priscilla Mora, Robert Morales

Santa Barbara City College is pleased to announce the appointment of the following four individuals who have assumed new leadership positions on campus. We are thrilled to welcome them! 

Dr. Pamela Ralston, Interim Executive Vice President of Educational Programs
Dr. Ralston has extensive experience in higher education. In 2003, she became a tenured faculty member at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, teaching English composition, reading, and literature, and eventually becoming the division chair. In 2008, Dr. Ralston accepted a Dean’s position at Cuesta College, overseeing the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Most recently, since 2016, she held the position of Vice President of Student Learning at College of the Desert, overseeing all educational programs at the college.

Dr. Ralston has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in comparative Literature from the University of Washington, and a PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies also from the University of Washington. 

“Santa Barbara City College is an outstanding institution, and I’m honored to be invited to serve as interim Executive Vice President. I welcome the opportunity to join faculty and staff so fully committed to students and to providing excellent education and strong support for their success.”

Dr. Ralston will begin at SBCC on June 18, 2018. This is a one-year appointment.

Dr. Priscilla Mora, Dean of Educational Programs (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences)
Priscilla Mora, PhD, has been teaching ESL for more than 25 years and has served in numerous leadership capacities at SBCC, including department chair, ESL assessment director, noncredit liaison, and program coordinator. She was elected to serve as Academic Senate President from 2016-2018.

Dr. Mora earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and her PhD in TESOL from New York University. Prior to coming to SBCC in 2007, she taught at several other California community colleges and worked in Japan for more than six years.

"I am incredibly happy to serve the college, my colleagues, and our students in this new role," Mora said. "Being part of this institution has been a gift, and I look forward to our continued work together."

Robert Morales, Director of Facilities
After serving as Interim Director of Facilities for the past 15 months, Rob was selected as the permanent Director of Facilities. He began his career at SBCC 16 years ago, serving in multiple roles, from Purchasing Manager to Director of Administrative Services/Emergency Response. Prior to joining SBCC, Rob worked for the Santa Barbara Research Center and Motion Engineering, Inc., both located in Goleta, CA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

“It is an honor to be selected as the new Director of Facilities and I am honored to be able to work with an outstanding facilities team to support the students, staff and surrounding community who utilize our campus and facilities on a daily basis. My goal is to operate and maintain our campus facilities and infrastructure at a level that is essential to support campus functions today and into the future."

Cesar Perfecto, Assistant Controller
Cesar Perfecto will also be joining SBCC as the new Assistant Controller.

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