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Paul Jarrell, PhD


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Paul Jarrell, PhD is the executive vice president of educational programs at Santa Barbara City College. In this role, Paul provides leadership and oversight to all instructional and student services programs. In addition, he is actively engaged in enrollment management, accreditation, and strategic planning. “I can’t imagine spending my time doing anything else,” said Paul. “The work we do is powerful. Not only do we change lives, we change generations.”

Prior to coming to SBCC, Paul was an academic affairs administrator at Pasadena City College serving as dean of science and mathematics; dean of business, engineering, and technology; and dean of instructional support. Before moving into administration, Paul was a long-term faculty member in the biological sciences at Pasadena City College, Cosumnes River College, Southern Oregon University, and the University of Oregon. Paul has his bachelor’s degree in biology from Ohio University and his PhD in biology and quantitative genetics from the University of Oregon.

In whatever spare time he can find, Paul is an avid fiddle player of traditional Americana music and a terrible golfer.

Author: Jessica Tade


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