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Luz Reyes-Martin, Director of Communications
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SBCC Announces Executive Vice President of Educational Programs Dr. Pamela Ralston
Dr. Pamela Ralston

After an extensive and competitive search process, SBCC is pleased to announce that Dr. Pamela Ralston has been selected as the College's permanent Executive Vice President of Educational Programs.

Dr. Ralston has extensive experience in higher education. After teaching several years for the University of Washington as a faculty lecturer, Dr. Ralston became a tenured faculty member in 2003 at Tacoma Community College, 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. From 2016 until June 2018, she held the position of Vice President of Student Learning at College of the Desert, overseeing Academic Affairs at the college. For the last six months, Dr. Ralston has served as the Interim Executive Vice President of Educational Programs at SBCC.

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.

Dr. Ralston commented that, "Joining Santa Barbara City College as the permanent Executive Vice President is an enormous privilege. I am excited and honored to be working with the dedicated faculty and staff to build on SBCC’s already strong foundation for student success."

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