Westmont Mourns David Winter

David Winter

David K. Winter, Westmont’s longest-serving president to date, died Saturday, August 15, at the age of 84. He was born Sept. 15, 1930. Winter served as president of Westmont from 1976-2001 and returned as interim president and chancellor in 2006-07. Under his leadership, Westmont became a nationally ranked liberal arts college. He helped strengthen the quality of the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont in Top 10 of Entrepreneurial Colleges

Westmont Entrepreneurship Forbes Top 10

Westmont ranks as No. 10 on Forbes’ 2015 list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges in the nation. The magazine evaluated the country’s most entrepreneurial schools based on entrepreneurial ratios: the total number of alumni and students who have identified themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn divided by the school’s student body (undergraduate and graduate combined). This year… [Continue Reading]

Westmont, Pepperdine Launch New Partnership

The Hutton Parker Foundation Building in downtown Santa Barbara

Westmont College and Pepperdine University today announced an agreement to offer a new program in shared space in downtown Santa Barbara.  Beginning in fall 2015, Westmont Downtown, a new center in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building in Santa Barbara, will host a Santa Barbara-based, two-year, part-time MBA program through the nationally ranked Pepperdine University Graziadio… [Continue Reading]

Luncheon, Talk Examine Leadership of Lincoln

Ron C. White

Bestselling author Ronald C. White shares insights into Abraham Lincoln at a sold-out luncheon and lecture, “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Abraham Lincoln,” on Friday, May 29, at noon in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. The event is part of the Moral and Ethical Leadership in the American Presidency Series, sponsored by the Mosher Center for… [Continue Reading]

New Grads Urged to Make Commitments

Golden Warriors

Commencement speaker David Brooks demonstrated his talent as a humorist while offering the class of 2015 advice about commitment, love and taking chances in their careers May 9 at Westmont. Brooks’ opening, witty monologue shone a ray of sunshine on an otherwise overcast day. Several thousand family and friends of the remained bundled up through… [Continue Reading]

Trustees Challenge Earns $467-K for Scholarships

trustee-challenge

The Westmont Trustee Challenge, which began with a matching gift of $100,000 by the Westmont Board of Trustees, has raised $467,000 to support student scholarships. After one week, alumni, parents and friends had exceeded the initial challenge, so the board offered an additional $100,000 matching gift. By the end of the two-week challenge, every goal… [Continue Reading]

MBAR Praises Westmont Leadership Center Plans

The Leadership Center will house students participating in leadership programs

The Montecito Board of Architectural Review has completed the conceptual phase of its analysis of Westmont College’s designs for a new residential facility. The Montecito Planning Commission is expected to review the proposal, which is included in the college’s Master Plan, in July. Part of the new Westmont Institute for Global Learning and Leadership, the… [Continue Reading]

Columnist Brooks Speaks at Commencement

Commencement 2014

David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times and political analyst on “PBS NewsHour,” will speak at Westmont’s Commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal in honor of all the local organizations that serve our community by assisting individuals and families facing enormous… [Continue Reading]

Grant to Fund Science Building Remodel

Microscope

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to Westmont toward the renovation of the college’s biology and chemistry labs. The grant will improve classroom and lab spaces inside Whittier Science Building, which opened in 1985. “Westmont has built a strong science program that offers students the ability to do significant research with professors… [Continue Reading]

Grotenhuis Estate Gift Will Fund 12 Scholarships Each Year at Westmont

David and Anna Grotenhuis with President Gayle D. Beebe

David and Anna Grotenhuis have planned a gift from their estate to Westmont College that will endow approximately 12 full-tuition scholarships focused on attracting culturally and ethnically diverse students and rewarding those with extraordinary musical accomplishment. “David and Anna’s gift will make a huge impact on our diversity initiative and our music programs,” says President… [Continue Reading]