Message from the GAB President


General Advisory Board

I am grateful and honored to have been selected to serve as President of SMC's General Advisory Board (GAB) for the 2020-2022 term. As a former SMC student, my experiences and education at Santa Monica College have contributed to having both a local and global perspective. The opportunity to continue to learn and enhance my personal and professional skills are the foundation of my core belief in and commitment to be a lifelong learner.

Since its inception in 1929, Santa Monica College has provided a platform for the social, educational and professional growth of hundreds of thousands of students and graduates from all over the world.

SMC’s General Advisory Board meets four times a year to learn about new programs and changes that are happening on SMC’s various campuses and facilities. From major construction projects and new facilities, to new educational opportunities, including SMC’s 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, to the world-class entertainment and culturally relevant conversations at The Broad Stage and at SMC’s Main Campus, there is always something great to experience at Santa Monica College.

Our GAB members, that include prominent citizens and leaders in our community, join with college administrators and staff, to socialize before our breakfast meetings and to voice information, discuss concerns on issues that are raised at our meetings, and during presentations. With issues discussed and clarified, our members are prepared to promote SMC’s exemplary programs, facilities and educational opportunities to the broader community. 

Consider joining GAB bringing your knowledge, experience, innovative ideas and passion to our vibrant community. 

I look forward to working with everyone.  


Chris Baca