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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Sunday, December 16, 2012

SBCC Board of Trustees Elect New Officers

Marty Blum is 2013 Board President

At its annual organizational meeting on December 13, the Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees elected Marty Blum as president of the board for the 2013 calendar year. Lisa Macker was re-named board vice president.


Ms. Blum served in Santa Barbara City government for more than 20 years including two terms as mayor, a member of the City Council and as a planning commissioner. During her tenure she signed the Mayors’ Climate Change Agreement and initiated the successful sustainability program in Santa Barbara. She has been active on several other boards including the Environmental Defense Center, the Democratic Central Committee, Fighting Back, Pearl Chase Society, United Nations Association, Partners in Education, New Directions and Elings Regional Park.

Ms. Blum earned a B.S. degree in education from Purdue University, a M.S. degree in education from UCLA, and a J.D. degree from Loyola Law School where she was named distinguished alum. She and her husband Joe have three children and four grandchildren.

Lisa Macker was elected to the SBCC board in November 2010. This is her second term as vice president. She currently works as an accountant for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. In addition, she and her husband are owners of Dodson Land Surveying, Inc., a local land surveying business. Ms. Macker’s professional experience includes over 26 years in non-profit management at local non-profits including the Alpha Resource Center and Fielding Graduate University. She was board treasurer at Fielding for several years.

In the community, Ms. Macker has served as a board member/treasurer for the Alpha Resource Center since 2004 and has been an active volunteer at local schools. She attended Santa Barbara City College and earned a B.A. degree in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara. She received her Certified Public Accountant license (currently inactive) in 1985. Ms. Macker and her husband Dennis Dodson are the parents of three children, one of whom graduated from SBCC last spring.

Marsha Croninger and Dr. Peter Haslund are returning members of the SBCC board. New members elected in November are Veronica Gallardo, Marianne Kugler and Craig Nielsen. Ashley Jeter serves as student trustee.

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