Welcome from the President: Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.

Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.

As Allan Hancock College approaches its 100th anniversary, we are more dedicated than ever to supporting student success. Our comprehensive programs are structured to help students achieve their goals and build better lives. We continue to sharpen our focus on providing access to higher education, while acting as a catalyst for changing the odds in Northern Santa Barbara County. 

Local recent high school graduates now have the opportunity to attend Hancock tuition and fee-free with The Hancock Promise, a scholarship that breaks down financial barriers to a college education. So far, more than 1,400 Bulldog students have received The Promise. 

For the seventeenth straight year, transfer students from Hancock had the highest transfer rate in the state to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. This exceptional transfer rate is due in part to our university transfer counseling process, coupled with the quality of instruction that students receive as they prepare to transfer. 

In 2018, eighteen career technical education (CTE) programs at Hancock were recognized by the state for successfully preparing students for success in the workplace. The programs were recognized by the California Community College’s Chancellor’s Office as Strong Workforce Stars

High school students now have more opportunities to get ahead on their college education without leaving their high school campuses. Hancock now offers concurrent enrollment classes at nine area high schools: Cabrillo, Lompoc, Orcutt Academy, Pioneer Valley, Ernest Righetti, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, St. Joseph, and Family Partnership Charter School. 

Whether you are interested in transferring to a four-year university, earning a certificate in career education, enhancing your skills, or starting college early, Hancock is truly the place for you. Our faculty and staff are committed to student success in the classroom and beyond the campus.  

I invite you to visit this webpage regularly as it serves as a Hancock information hub. You will find updates on exciting college initiatives, links to monthly College Forums, and weekly reports on newsworthy happenings at Hancock. My hope is that this page will give you a taste of Allan Hancock College’s welcoming community. 

I look forward to seeing you on campus.

Meet the Members of the President's Cabinet

President’s Office Staff

Ms. Carmen S. Camacho
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/President and Board of Trustees
1-805-922-6966, ext.  3245
ccamacho@hancockcollege.edu

Ms. Melinda Martinez
Executive Secretary to the Superintendent/President
(805)  922-6966, ext. 3454
melinda.martinez1@hancockcollege.edu

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Last Modified Jan 17, 2019