Patricia Daigle Stark is a tenured professor of journalism and faculty adviser to The Channels. She has taught at SBCC since 1990 after working for 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Social Sciences from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from UC-Berkeley.
Professor Stark has mentored some of the most successful community college student newspaper staffs in the state. Her students repeatedly have won top honors from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, California Newspaper Publishers Association and Associated Collegiate Press. She’s also a leader in lower-division journalism education and has served on the JACC Board of Directors since 2011, the last three years as faculty president. She was named the 2006 Community College Adviser of the Year by the California Press Association.
Professor Stark is now studying creative writing non-fiction at UCLA. She is working on expanding the SBCC journalism program for students who wish to read, study and write nonfiction prose that transcends the limits of daily news writing.
Starting Summer 2018, she began serving as president of the Academic Senate, representing some 244 full-time and 530 adjunct faculty teaching at the college.