Jack Stoltz, a retired Santa Barbara County educator, has been elected president of the UCSB Music Affiliates, a community support group dedicated to strengthening the relationship between UCSB and the greater Santa Barbara community, showcasing music students and faculty, and raising money for scholarships.
Stoltz will serve for two years, beginning in 1999. Other new officers include Phillip Walker, vice president, Margaret Hamister, secretary, and Tom Parent, treasurer. T. Arthur Kvaas is immediate past president.
During his term, the new president hopes to strengthen the affiliates' endowment fund to increase the number of graduate student scholarships. "As tuition costs increase and federal and state monies decrease, the need for financial assistance at every level becomes more critical each year," Stoltz said.
More than 300 affiliates members donate to the group's scholarship fund.Their generosity has allowed the Music Affiliates to give more than $150,000 in scholarships to UCSB students since 1984.
An ardent supporter of the arts, Stoltz has served on the boards of the Music and Arts Conservatory and the Santa Barbara Choral Society. He volunteers weekly at the Santa Barbara Symphony office.
Before retiring, Stoltz worked as director of instructional media services at the Santa Barbara County Office of Education. He was president of the California Media and Library Educators Association and had chaired the executive committee of the Regional Educational Television Advisory Council in Los Angeles. Locally, he served on the Santa Barbara Public Library board.
In addition to the slate of new officers, the Music Affiliates welcomed several new members to the 25-member board. They are Richard Brotherton, Joan Freeman and Phyllis Nordstrom.
For additional information, call the UCSB Office of Community Relations, 893-4388.