PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SBCC Selects New Vice President of Human Resources

Monalisa Hasson returning home to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College announces the selection of Dr. Monalisa Hasson to be the next Vice President of Human Resources. Dr. Hasson will begin July 1.

Dr. Hasson, brings over 27 years of experience to SBCC and currently serves as the Director of Human Resources for Long Beach City College. Dr. Hasson also brings a breadth of experience as an Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for several K-12 School Districts, including the Rio School District in Oxnard (K-8).

For Dr. Hasson, this appointment is a homecoming since she has deep roots in Santa Barbara.

“It is an honor and a privilege to return to Santa Barbara to serve students and the community. My childhood dream was to return to my birthplace and the birthplace of my father and his family who have been a part of the community since the late 1700s,” Hasson said. “My roots run deep in the community through my Cordero-Contreras ancestry. My father attended Santa Barbara High School and we lived on Rancherita and Micheltorena Streets as children; my parents operated a Mexican restaurant, Cielito Lindo, in Carpinteria. I look forward to making Santa Barbara home again almost as much as I look forward to supporting the students, faculty, staff, and community of the College.”

Dr. Hasson completed a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2011. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from University of Phoenix. She started her educational journey as a community college student at Mount San Antonio College.

SBCC’s current Vice President of Human Resources, Patricia English, will retire at the end of June. Ms. English has been with SBCC since 2001, when she was hired as the Human Resources Manager. She became the Vice President of Human Resources in January 2013.


Luz Reyes-Martin
Director of Communications
(805) 730-4107

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