Melissa Moreno has assumed the role of vice president of Santa Barbara City College’s School of Extended Learning, according to a Feb. 7 press release.
Moreno holds a juris doctorate from the Colleges of Law, Santa Barbara, and a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
She has been with Santa Barbara City College for more than a decade. In 2008, she began working full-time at the college and founded the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
She continued as center director until July 2014 when she became dean of educational programs over the business division, high school dual enrollment programs, the college district’s noncredit programs and the Cosmetology Academy.
Since June 2017, she has been the interim vice president of the School of Extended Learning, which includes all of the college’s noncredit programs, fee-based programs, contract education, several off-campus programs and the Cosmetology Academy.
Moreno has demonstrated a tremendous capacity to serve students and our community in new and innovative ways, college officials said.
“Melissa is totally focused on the needs of our students,” they said. “No matter the situation, her first response is consistent, ‘How does it affect our students and/or how does this benefit our students?’” Melissa is a champion of student success.”