Guy Smith is the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Antioch University Santa Barbara. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Dean of Educational Programs at Santa Barbara City College responsible for the administration of the Business Division, the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the School of Media Arts which includes new media applications, game design, animation, film & television and journalism.
For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Smith has been at the forefront of emerging information and communication technologies. Actively involved with the online information industry since its inception, he established Infomart Research, the first online information brokerage in California. As co-founder of Intellimation, a multimedia publishing company, he worked with software developers, publishers and content providers to distribute multimedia applications.
For the past 15 years, Mr. Smith has managed and developed projects focusing on new media production, e-commerce and distribution, mobile media, and the use of game technologies in providing training and education. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Economic and Workforce Development program from the State of California.
He received his B.A. & M.A from San Diego State University before completing doctoral coursework in rhetoric and linguistics at the University of Southern California. His role in the project will be to serve as the Principal Investigator conducting project management, coordination of project participants, and the integration of the project goals within SBCC’s current educational programs.
He has been married to his wife, Carola, for twenty–two years with two children, Justin and Britta.