Tag archives: higher education

Westmont Soars in Latest Rankings
By Scott Craig   |   September 26, 2023

Westmont jumped 16 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges national liberal arts rankings – the college’s largest rise since 2010. For the 19th straight year, Westmont, ranked at No. 107 (tied), is one of only two national liberal arts colleges in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and remains […]

Guiding Low-Income Students to College
By Scott Craig   |   November 29, 2022

Westmont hosted a community event with education and financial representatives exploring the best ways low-income students can fund a college education on November 15. About 100 underprivileged high school students and their families attended “Affording Your Dream College,” which was held in partnership with several county education initiatives.  “Education is the most powerful and transformative […]

Higher Ed Collaboration at Impact Conference
By Scott Craig   |   August 16, 2022

Westmont’s Center for Applied Technology (CATLab) joins forces with Salesforce to host the Impact Conference on Thursday, August 11, in the Global Leadership Center on campus. Keynote speakers include Peter Coffee, Vice President for Strategic Research at Salesforce, and Lupita Knittel, President of 7 Mindsets, an education technology company. To register for the free conference, […]

Spring Gala to Support SBCC
By Zach Rosen   |   May 24, 2022

You know, when I spend time with our students, I never give it a second thought that the world’s going to be a better place,” says Kindred Murillo, the interim President and Superintendent of Santa Barbara City College, in an inspired tone during our conversation. “When you talk with our students, they’re concerned about sustainability; […]

An Innovator with a Global Vision
By Scott Craig   |   January 4, 2022

The Westmont Downtown semester program has become an important link between the college and the Santa Barbara community. With the acquisition last summer of a second building on Anapamu Street in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Westmont has the opportunity to extend its reach even further. Rick Ostrander has assumed the new position of […]

Riding the Rollercoaster That Is College Admissions Trends
By Mentors 4 College   |   October 26, 2021

Don’t you wish there was a cute, little dog like Toto who could just pull back a curtain and reveal the secret to how this confusing, murky college admissions process works? So you could see that the smoke and mirrors and prestidigitations involved weren’t so scary and intimidating after all. That lurking behind the collegiate […]

Dear Montecito: KiSea Katikka
By Stella Haffner   |   November 19, 2020

I’ve written and rewritten this introduction so many times. I keep revising because I want to get it right. Most importantly, I want to get it right without any of the self-congratulatory nonsense that often accompanies social justice grandstanding. I first met KiSea Katikka on my visit day to Crane Country Day School. A shared […]