Carola Smith first came to Santa Barbara City College as an international student. She earned
her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UCSB prior to returning to SBCC as an instructor in
the ESL department and the School of Modern Languages.
For the past 21 years, she has served in a variety of administrative roles, including as Director
of Study Abroad and General Work Experience, Senior Director of International Programs, and
for the past three years as Dean of Educational Programs. She has extensive experience
working with career technical education programs, the Business Division, Media Arts, the
Career Center, as well as with other student support services.