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Antioch University provost resigning due to health concerns

By   /  Wednesday, June 28th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Antioch University provost resigning due to health concerns

William Flores, provost and vice chancellor of Antioch University Santa Barbara, is stepping down as of June 30 due to health concerns, according to a June 28 news release. Flores, who will rejoin his family in Houston, Texas, said, “I have enjoyed my time at Antioch University and am blessed to have worked with the Read More →

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Latino Business Awards winners announced

By   /  Friday, June 23rd, 2017  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Latino Business Awards winners announced

  The Business Times is pleased to announce our 2017 class of Latino Business Awards winners. This annual special section published with the June 23 print edition. This year we turned its focus on higher education, highlighting leaders in the academic realm from across the Tri-Counties. The award winners, along with our first ever college Read More →

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Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’

By Peter Brill I’m a typical Santa Barbara retiree who came here to enjoy its beauty after having a prosperous and fulfilling career in medicine and as a successful entrepreneur. I was considering how to best use my philanthropic dollars when I came across a concept in investing that captured my interest to the degree Read More →

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Antioch University Santa Barbara hires new president

By   /  Thursday, April 28th, 2016  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Antioch University Santa Barbara hires new president

Antioch University Santa Barbara has hired William Flores to be its new president. Flores will serve as the fourth president of the Santa Barbara campus, succeeding Nancy Leffert. Leffert will retire on June 30 after seven years of service. “The committee felt that Dr. Flores had both an impressive background and the visionary thinking to Read More →

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Higher education faces disruption because of technology

By   /  Friday, March 11th, 2016  /  Columns, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Higher education faces disruption because of technology

Business scholar and consultant Clayton Christensen coined the phrase “disruptive innovation” in the 1990s to describe a breakthrough that reshapes a market and displaces its leading firms. Twenty years later, “disruption” might be the defining theory of the modern economy. Print newspapers, brick-and-mortar retail and taxis have been some of its chief victims. On a Read More →

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Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

By   /  Friday, October 2nd, 2015  /  Editorials  /  Comments Off on Wind power project great for San Luis Obispo County

Just a year ago, Dynergy, a Texas-based energy firm, shut down the aging power plant that’s loomed over the city of Morro Bay for decades, idling the three 450-foot-tall smokestacks that are part of the city’s skyline. Now Trident Winds, a British company, has proposed something new in the field of power production: a floating Read More →

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