Ludwick Named Chair of Westmont Foundation

Robert Ludwick, a 1974 Westmont graduate, is the new chairman of the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors, accepting the gavel from Gerd Jordano, who served as chair for two years. The foundation is comprised of community members who seek to cultivate healthy ties between the community and Westmont College. Ludwick is a partner with Paradise… [Continue Reading]

Academic Resources

The chief academic resource of any institution of higher education is its faculty and staff. But these committed people rely on programs and facilities which enhance learning. Orientation. The Academic and Student Life Offices conduct a comprehensive orientation program for all new students before classes begin. All new students (including transfers) must attend Orientation. First-Year… [Continue Reading]

Lundberg Named Executive Vice President

J. Clifton Lundberg, former chief operations and finance officer of PostX Corp., a Silicon Valley software company, has been named executive vice president of the college by President Stan D. Gaede, effective May 1. Lundberg, whose father was a Westmont music professor for 32 years, is a 1965 graduate of the college. He grew up… [Continue Reading]

David Winter, Glen Adams Join Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Board

Westmont Chancellor David Winter and recently retired Executive Vice President for Advancement Glen Adams have joined the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, board President Steen Hudson announced. “We are so pleased that Dr. Winter and Dr. Adams have joined the Rescue Mission board. They know and understand us, and we are… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Given $400,000 for Diversity Efforts

The James Irvine Foundation has awarded Westmont $400,000 over three years under its Campus Diversity Program. To prepare graduates for effective citizenship in an increasingly multicultural world, Westmont will use the funds to enroll more students of color and to achieve college goals on diversity. “We are delighted to be awarded this grant from the… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Entrepreneurship Program

Westmont is listed among the “Best Colleges in America to Study Entrepreneurship” by Irvine-based Entrepreneur magazine. The feature story in the April edition of the magazine featuring the top-ranked programs was written by David Newton, Westmont professor of entrepreneurial finance, and Mark Henricks of Dallas. Newton’s company, Santa Barbara-based TechKnowledge Point Corp. ( did the… [Continue Reading]

Seeking Civility

“Read My Lips: The Compelling Case Against Civility,” a Phi Kappa Phi lecture on understanding reasons for uncivil behavior, will be given by Associate Communication Studies Professor Michael Giuliano 7 p.m. March 31 in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont. Associate Communication Studies Professor Deborah Dunn and Associate Religious Studies Professor Bruce Fisk will respond. “There has… [Continue Reading]

Student Team Wins National Business Plan Competition

Westmont’s student business venture team took first prize in the Sixth Annual Midwest Enterprise Creation Competition at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., over the weekend. Westmont’s entry – Solum Monitoring Systems, Inc. – received a check for $7,500 in seed capital for the business and introductions to several venture capital sources to pursue potential… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Students Receive Leadership Awards

Twelve Westmont students received David K. Winter Character Through Student Leadership Awards during a ceremony on campus March 19. The students – four first-year students, four sophomores and four juniors – will receive $2,000 to go toward tuition for the 2003-04 academic year. The juniors receive an additional $250 to give to a charity of… [Continue Reading]

The Power of Disclosure

After 127 debates, 70 speeches and 179 judging assignments, the finals of Westmont’s 6th Annual Expressions Speech and Debate Tournament came to a close March 5 with victories by sophomore Josh Cox for the debates, freshman Brad Wiegel for persuasive speaking and junior Clark Morgan for interpretive speaking. Cox argued the negative position on the… [Continue Reading]