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Ignacio Gallardo

Ignacio Gallardo

Interim Coordinator, Veterans & Military Services Executive Director, Career Services


Veterans and Military Services (VMS) exists to support student veterans and military family members at UCSB. Whether you need assistance with educational benefits, housing, academics, or something else, VMS is your first stop as well as your strongest advocate on campus. We provide services and help to coordinate resources for all military-related students at UCSB, including active/reserve and National Guard members, as well as spouses and dependents. Our Veterans Resource Center is currently closed due to the pandemic, but we look forward to re-opening as the campus returns to in-person instruction for Fall 2021.

UCSB'S Commitment to Military-related Student

"UC Santa Barbara is honored to serve veterans, service members, and their families. We are committed to creating and maintaining services and programs for our military-related students that stimulate independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. As a leading research institution, UC Santa Barbara aspires to be a model for understanding the military experience, as well as providing opportunities for scholarship, leadership, and service to those 'who have borne the battle' and those who support them at home."

-Dr. Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs