The SBCC Foundation welcomes four new members to its board of directors
Santa Barbara, CA – The SBCC Foundation recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Deputy Heads Daniel Emmet, Madeleine Jacobson, Ben Scott, and ex officio member Dr Kathy Scott. The CCSC Foundation Board of Directors provides strategic leadership to the Foundation. The board is currently made up of 11 community leaders who serve on a voluntary basis and 5 ex-officio members who serve in their leadership positions at the college.
Daniel Emmett is CEO of Next Energy Technologies and has spent 25 years working at the intersection of energy and the environment with a focus on solutions to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings and energy uptake renewable. Daniel was Managing Director of Innovo Energy Solutions Group, specializing in bringing clean technologies to market. He was also the Executive Director of Energy Independence Now, overseeing policy and advocacy programs to tackle oil addiction and climate change. Previously, Daniel led a portfolio-wide energy efficiency and conservation program for one of the largest owners / operators of Class A commercial office buildings in Southern California. Daniel has also worked on clean fuels and energy conservation issues as director of energy programs at the Environment Now Foundation, and in Indonesia and Central America for Conservation Based Development for USAID and Conservation International. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Environmental Studies and Economics, and an MA in International Development Policy from Stanford University. Daniel sits on the boards of the Environmental Defense Center and the UCLA Law Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
Madeleine Jacobson moved to Santa Barbara with her husband Peter 15 years ago from the Boston area. In Boston, while raising their two sons, she was a member of the Children’s Hospital League, a fundraising organization for the Boston Children’s Hospital. She has played several roles on the League’s Board of Directors, including that of President and Chair of the Annual Fundraiser.
After settling in and familiarizing herself with the many nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara, she decided to become a court-appointed special advocate with the organization CASA. It was a difficult but very rewarding volunteer effort, and her first case lasted five years.
Madeleine’s husband, who taught modern Middle Eastern history, first introduced her to SBCC. She was invited to join the Foundation’s Board of Directors towards the end of her term at CASA and this became her goal for the next 10 years. As a passionate lawyer, she has been involved in numerous fundraising and community outreach efforts during her tenure on the Board of Directors and has served as Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Governance Committee and Chair of the development.
Madeleine grew up in a New York suburb. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication.
Ben Scott is Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking at Montecito Bank & Trust. In this role, he is responsible for the bank’s commercial banking, including all commercial lending activities with investors, operating businesses and non-profit organizations. He has worked in financial services for almost 20 years, the last 13 years in Santa Barbara with Montecito Bank & Trust.
Active in the community, Ben is currently a board member of the SBCC Foundation, the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, and Jordanos, Inc.
Ben graduated from Carpinteria High School and received his BA in Public Administration and Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Carpinteria with his wife Sara and their two children, Izzy and Walker.
Dr Kathy Scott, Acting Executive Vice President, Educational Programs, has extensive experience within the California Community College system. For the past four years, she has served as Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at Long Beach City College. Prior to LBCC, she was Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Pasadena City College and Ventura College as Dean of Education, Director of Title V Grants, and Dean of Institutional Effectiveness.
Prior to becoming a trustee, Dr Scott was a permanent member of the English faculty at Ventura College, also serving as department chair, member of the programs committee, and officer of the University Senate. She has also served as a liaison officer for accreditation in two establishments. Dr. Scott holds an MA in Literature from CSUN, with his thesis in the area of African American Literature. She got her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Cal Lutheran University with his thesis in the field of accelerated education. Dr. Scott is thrilled to join the SBCC family and looks forward to working collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators and students.
About the CCSC Foundation
The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as a vehicle through which individuals and organizations can invest in the college and its students.
As an independent 501c3 non-profit organization and partner of SBCC, the SBCC Foundation allocates more than $ 5 million per year for student success programs, scholarships, book scholarships, emergency funds and other essential college needs. For more than four decades, the resources collected and managed by the SBCC Foundation have helped SBCC students prepare for careers, move on to four-year universities, and pursue learning goals throughout the course. life.
In 2016, the Foundation launched the SBCC pledge, offering all recent local high school graduates the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time and at no cost. CCSC’s promise is based entirely on private support and covers all costs, books and supplies required for up to two years. To date, over 5,000 local students have participated in the SBCC Promise. By removing financial barriers, the SBCC pledge ensures that SBCC’s life-changing educational programs are fully accessible to all local students.
For more information visit http://www.sbccfoundation.org