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Luis A. Villegas

Luis A. Villegas has long been committed to the Santa Barbara community and to helping others attain their life goals, regardless of their circumstances. His roots in this community run deep as he was born and raised in Santa Barbara and attended local schools including Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). For 10 years, Luis was an instructor at Santa Barbara City College where he taught a variety of courses including English as a Second Language, basic and intermediate Spanish, and ethnic studies.

In 1993, Luis was elected to the SBCC District Board of Trustees. During his tenure, he served as president twice, in 1999 and 2007. He also served as a board member for the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College. In addition, Luis provided leadership for community colleges at the state-wide level serving as president of the California Community College Trustees, the California Community College League, and the California Association of Latino Community College Trustees.

Closer to home, Luis has made serving the needs of youth and the Hispanic community high priorities in his life. He was co-founder of the Hispanic Business Council of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Santa Barbara YMCA Chicano/Latino Youth Leadership Conference. Luis has also served on the boards of the Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Channel Island YMCA, the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, and La Casa de La Raza. He is a past member of the United Way Allocations Committee and Santa Barbara Economic Development Advisory Committee. In 2010, Luis was named a Distinguished Community Service Honoree by the Anti-Defamation League. He was also the recipient of the Hispanic Achievement Council Award in 2004.
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