Welcome to Antioch University Santa Barbara
It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you as you begin your undergraduate and graduate careers in our innovative academic programs. At Antioch University Santa Barbara we are dedicated to providing an outstanding learner centered environment where every student can achieve his or her potential for success. You will soon discover that your program will serve an important role in your personal and professional life by laying a strong academic foundation for reflective practice and service to others.
My office and the faculty and staff in your academic program are here to support your success as a member of our learning community. The accomplished faculties are at the heart of your education, and are committed to providing effective learning outcomes in your courses in addition to your outside field experiences. Integrating theory and practice will be modeled well.
Our focus on academic excellence involves a thorough understanding of your discipline’s content areas, the ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and engage in community, societal, and global issues. And as our campus purpose statement indicates, our faculty, staff, and administrators strive to nurture and model personal integrity, based upon the values of ethical behavior, intellectual honesty, and tolerance for the beliefs, ideas, and cultural experiences of others.
Staff will also assist you in significant ways including advising, facilitating your registration, answering financial aid questions, assisting with reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, and helping you to learn your way around the university. Staff members will be invaluable throughout your academic experience.
The Learning Commons, a pivotal area of student support, houses the Library and Writing Center. Research and writing support services are also available. Please do take advantage of the range of student services that are offered.
From my perspective as the provost, this is a pivotal moment for Antioch University Santa Barbara during the COVID-19 public health emergency amidst the heightened awareness of issues of racial, economic, and societal injustice in our country. Given the quality of our programs, the dedication of faculty, our tradition of inspiring social action, and most significantly, our entering class of students, we are positioned to impact our communities in creative and transformative ways, as we move further into this 21st century together.
May you have a meaningful and rewarding academic year!
Barbara Lipinski, PhD, JD
Provost and CEO
Antioch University Santa Barbara
Provost: Barbara Lipinski
Director of Student Services: Ryan Kasmier
Director of Student Accounts: Thomas Coleman
Director of Financial Aid: Jennifer Mahone
Associate University Registrar: Gabby Gonzalez
Director of Disability Support Services: Ryan Kasmier
Primary Designated School Official (international student support): Emee Dacanay (AULA)
School Certifying Official (VA Benefits): Ryan Kasmier
Director of Library Services: Christine Forte
Campus Academic Calendar
Please click here to view the Antioch University Santa Barbara Academic Calendar.