Antioch University Bids Farewell to Provost Flores
Dr. William V. Flores to step down as Provost/CEO and Vice Chancellor of Antioch University Santa Barbara, leaving behind an upward trajectory for the University
SANTA BARBARA (June 28, 2017) – Dr. William Flores, Provost/CEO and Vice Chancellor of Antioch University Santa Barbara will depart on June 30, 2017. In his statement to the campus, Flores explained he is stepping down for personal and family health concerns and to rejoin his family in Houston.
“I have enjoyed my time at Antioch University and am blessed to have worked with the people of this fantastic community. I’m immensely proud of our students and faculty,” said Flores. “We have accomplished a great deal this past year at Antioch, during a time of overall change in higher education and in University leadership. Together we have redoubled our efforts to serve students in innovative ways, launching new programs and supporting the existing academic cornerstones in education, psychology, and business which elevate our community.”
Dr. Barbara Lipinski will be welcomed as Interim Provost/CEO on July 1. Well prepared to step into this role, Dr. Lipinski has served AUSB for more than 10 years, most recently as Academic Dean, and in the past as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Training Director. Lipinski has played a key role in maintaining Antioch University’s stable accreditation status with the Higher Learning Commission and the institution’s high academic standards.
“Antioch University Santa Barbara is poised for exciting things this coming year,” said Lipinski. “We are encouraged by the launch of a new somatic psychotherapy concentration in the Masters in Clinical Psychology program and the new undergraduate applied studies degrees being offered. We are seeing enrollment growth in many programs, and are excited about our preparations to seek APA accreditation for our Doctorate in Psychology program.”
“Our students will continue to benefit from Dr. Flores’ commitment to AUSB being a Hispanic Serving Institution and to flat tuition” said Norbert Tan, new Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. After more than a decade with the Ventura College Foundation, Tan will lead advancement and alumni relations at AUSB. “Community engagement is critically important in our unique coastal California communities. People here care about seeing Antioch succeed for decades to come.” Tan will be at the helm of the Santa Barbara arm of Antioch University’s recently launched Fund for the Future campaign.
“I have great respect for Antioch University, its mission, and its leadership,” said Flores. “I am confident that AUSB is well positioned to continue to grow and thrive.”
About Antioch Santa Barbara
With more than 4,500 distinguished alumni, Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB) has been honored to serve the diverse communities of Santa Barbara and the central coast of California since 1977. In 2017, we celebrate our 40 year anniversary of bringing the Antioch tradition to Santa Barbara. AUSB is proud to graduate leaders in the fields of education, clinical psychology, business, and writing – and to offer bachelor’s degree completion programs that elevate our community.
About Antioch University
Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With campuses in Keene, New Hampshire; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Seattle; and Yellow Springs, Ohio; Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Antioch University also includes a Graduate School of Leadership and Change and Antioch Online. The University is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)3 institution and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.