UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - What We Do

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What We Do

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to "educate, entertain and inspire," A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.

Arts & Lectures Staff

Celesta M. Billeci, Miller McCune Executive Director
Meghan Bush, Associate Director
Ashley Aquino, Contracts Administrator
Michele Bynum, Senior Artist
Lyndsay Cooke, Education Programs Coordinator
Stacy Cullison, Senior Director of Development & Special Initiatives
Marisa Flores, Financial Analyst
Kevin Grant, Senior Business Analyst
Loribeth Gregory-Beck, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Bonnie Lanthier-Molitor, Chief Financial & Operations Officer
Rachel Leslie, Membership Director
Mari Levasheff, Marketing Manager
Hector Medina, Marketing & Communications Production Specialist
Tricia Murdoch, Director of Development
Caitlin O'Hara, Programming Manager
Elizabeth Owen, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
James Reisner, Financial Analyst
Shane Terenzi, Interim Programming Manager and Executive Producer
Laura Wallace, Finance & HR Manager
Eliot Winder, Production Manager

Arts & Lectures Council

  • Rich Janssen, Co-Chair
  • Kath Lavidge, Co-Chair
  • Marcy Carsey
  • Timothy O. Fisher
  • Tom Kenny
  • Dorothy Largay
  • Patricia MacFarlane
  • Susan McCaw
  • Sara Miller McCune
  • Natalie Orfalea
  • Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
  • Tom Sturgess
  • Anne Smith Towbes
  • Lynda Weinman
  • Merryl Snow Zegar

Arts & Lectures Ambassadors

  • Judy Anticouni
  • Eva Haller
  • Luci Janssen
  • Maxine Prisyon
  • Heather Sturgess
  • Anne Smith Towbes
  • Sherry Villanueva

University Support

Thanks to Chancellor Henry T. Yang and Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall for their support of the program.

Thank you to the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships.

Thank you to UCSB students for their continuing support through activity fees. These funds directly support reduced UCSB student ticket prices and educational sessions with A&L artists and thought-leaders.

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