Westmont welcomes Tim Loomer, who joins the staff July 1 as director of research, planning and implementation and assistant to the president for board relations. For the past two years, he has served as interim head of school at Providence.
“We’re delighted to bring Dr. Loomer to campus, and I look forward to working closely with him,” says President Gayle D. Beebe. “He is very collaborative and data-driven and will make a significant contribution to our strategic planning efforts. His experience working with ACS WASC (Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges) will also prove beneficial. He is well known and widely respected in the local Christian community.”
Before his interim position at Providence, Loomer served as head of school at El Montecito School and spent seven years first as academic dean and then as head of the middle and high school programs at Providence Hall/Providence SBCS. Previously, he worked for the Ventura Unified School District as a math teacher, coach and assistant principal.
“I’ve enjoyed serving students and families for the last 25 years,” Loomer says. “I’m very excited to join Westmont and continue furthering Christian education and the college’s life-giving and changing mission.”
Loomer earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics at CSU Bakersfield, a master’s degree in statistics at the University of Delaware, and another master’s in educational leadership and policy studies at CSU Northridge. Three years ago he completed a doctorate in educational leadership at George Fox University. “My wife hopes that’s my terminal degree,” he says.
Loomer and his wife, Jen, have a son and a daughter and live in Santa Barbara. They attend Santa Barbara Community Church.