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The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law Welcomes New Trustees

Distinguished local attorney Betty Jeppesen (J.D. ‘80), Goleta Water District board member Farfalla Borah (J.D. ’93), and Higher Education veteran Stacey Lydon join governing board of region’s leading law school focused on access, opportunity, and affordability.

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The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law Celebrates Half Century of Legal Education with Gala on Sept. 21

The 50th Anniversary Gala is set for Sept. 21 at Museum of Ventura County. The Hon. Colleen Toy White to be honored with the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award.

WHAT: The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law (COL) 50th Anniversary Gala

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6–10 p.m.

WHERE: Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93001

WHO: Alumni, trustees, students, faculty, and the legal communities of Santa Barbara and Ventura;
The Hon. Colleen Toy White, recipient of the Colleges of Law’s Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award

SANTA BARBARA & VENTURA, Calif.: The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law (COL), the region’s oldest and largest independent law school, celebrates a half century of service to the local legal and business communities with their 50th Anniversary Gala.

The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law to Host Environmental Public Forum, May 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kryztofr Kaine Public Affairs Coordinator [email protected] (805) 765-9729

SANTA BARBARA & VENTURA, Calif. - On May 7, 2019, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law will host a public forum that examines the effects of Trump Administration environmental policy on the state of California.

WHAT: Federal v. State: How has the Trump Administration Affected California’s Environment?

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6–7:15 p.m.

WHERE: The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, Santa Barbara Campus, 20 E. Victoria Street.

WHO: Linda Krop, Chief Counsel of the Environmental Defense Center, and Aeron Arlin Genet, the Director and Air Control Officer for Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District

BACKGROUND:On June 1, 2018, President Trump announced to the world that the United States would withdraw from

U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley to Keynote The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony, March 30

SANTA BARBARA & VENTURA, Calif. – The Honorable Julia Brownley, member of the United States House of Representatives, will receive an honorary Doctor of Law degree and address The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law’s (COL) graduating Class of 2019. The Commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Rep. Brownley will be honored for her more than 25 years of public service and leadership in the local community.

Rep. Brownley began her career in public service in 1994 after deciding to run for the local school board as a way to advocate for a better education for her daughter, who had dyslexia, and other special-needs students. She won and was later elected to the California State

Graduates of the Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law form new Alumni Council

For the first time in its near 50-year history, The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law (COL) has a joint Alumni Council to support the interests of its more than 2,000 graduates. The Council formally came into existence this spring with the adoption of a charter to advance a mission of serving COL and fellow graduates through advisement, engagement, and service. Among the Council’s founders is Jana Johnston (JD, '03) who also serves as Chair of COL’s Board of Trustees. “Collectively, our graduates are at the heart of the Santa Barbara & Ventura legal community,” Johnston said. “While many of us remain connected, the Council offers us a platform to do so much more to support each other, plus future alumni of the Colleges of Law.” Joining Johnston on