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Monica Orozco Named New Director at Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library

UCSB History alumna (Ph.D. 1999) fills local post.

From the September 2009 newsletter of the SANTA BÁRBARA MISSION ARCHIVE-LIBRARY:

The Board of Trustees of the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library and the Province of St. Barbara of the Orders of Friars Minor are happy to announce that Dr. Monica I. Orozco has been appointed Director of the Mission Archive-Library.

Dr. Orozco is a native of Santa Bárbara, who earned her B.A., M.A., and Ph. D. from the University of California, Santa Bárbara. Her scholarly work has revolved around issues of religion, nationalism, and culture in nineteenth-century Mexico. Monica has taught at UC Santa Bárbara, Santa Bárbara City College, and Westmont College. She has also worked as an editor for ABC-CLIO/EBSCO.

Monica has served on the Mission Archive-Library Board for the past four years, during which time she has proven to be a tireless worker and advocate for the Archive-Library. The combination of scholarly, academic, and community service backgrounds which she brings to her position augurs very well for the future of the Archive-Library.

We know that all of our friends and supporters join the Board and the Province in welcoming Monica to her new position. She begins as director effective immediately.

The photograph shows Lynn Bremer and Monica Orozco.

hm 9/28/09

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