Administration Office (Both Campuses)

Matthew NehmerExecutive Director[email protected]805-765-9308

Dr. Nehmer is COL’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, in charge of financial and administrative operations. Please contact Alexis Burdick (see below) to schedule a personal appointment with Dr. Nehmer at either campus.

Jackie GardinaDean and Chief Academic Officer[email protected] 805-765-9306

Dean Gardina is COL’s Chief Academic Officer. With the faculty, she plans the academic curriculum and organizes course schedules. She is available to assist with academic and career counseling, questions about policies and procedures, and concerns about individual or course-related issues. She has offices at both campuses (SB main hall and VCL second floor) and encourages students to drop in when her door is open. Please contact Virginia Fuentes (see below) to make a personal appointment with Dean Gardina.

Administration Office (Staff with main offices in Ventura)

Barbara DoyleAssistant Dean and Registrar[email protected]805-765-9302

Assistant Dean Doyle oversees Registrar’s Office functions for students at both campuses, including registration. She visits the Santa Barbara campus periodically to meet with students. She notifies students of grades and counsels students about course credit, academic standing, satisfactory academic progress, probation, disability accommodations, graduation requirements, appeals to the Academic Standards and Admissions Committee, and transcripts. She also serves as COL’s Title IX Coordinator.

Jennifer MackieStudent Services Coordinator[email protected]805-765-9301

Ms. Mackie assists students at the Front Desk in Ventura and will route your phone/email inquiries to the person who can best assist you. She can answer general questions about COL, school policies, exams, and courses, and matters such as class attendance and schedules, campus events, and ExamSoft (exam-taking software). Jennifer is COL’s liaison with WESTLAW.

Deborah JurgensenLaw Librarian[email protected]805-765-9720

Ms. Jurgensen manages the libraries at both campuses and assists students in using library materials. She holds periodic workshops to help students learn effective strategies for using both print and online resources, such as WESTLAW and OnLaw. A practicing attorney and COL-V alum, she works part-time (4-6:30 pm) and splits her time between campuses; her work and workshop schedules will be posted.

Sarah MoloneyFinancial Aid Advisor[email protected]888-308-044

Ms. Moloney assists students in understanding funding sources available to finance legal education expenses. She advises students with the FAFSA process and also information about free financial resources through our partner, She splits her time between the two campuses.

Alexis BurdickBusiness Manager and Special Assistant to the Executive Director[email protected]805-765-9307

Working with Dr. Nehmer, Ms. Burdick supports the day-to-day operations of COL, including facilities, campus safety, HR functions, board affairs, and budget management. Students who wish to schedule appointments with Dr. Nehmer should contact her. For help with your student account (Mon - Thurs 11am -6pm PST and Friday 11am-3pm PST), contact: [email protected] and or call COL’s toll-free student finance line: (888) 308-0446 (option 2).

Shawn TaylorDirector of Admissions[email protected]805-765-9719

Mr. Taylor assists prospective students as Director of Admissions, working primarily from the Ventura campus.

Administration Office (Staff with main offices in Santa Barbara)

andrea funk faculty director of hybrid and online programs[email protected]

Andrea Funk is the Director of Hybrid of Online Learning.  With Dean Gardina, she is responsible for oversight of the Hybrid J.D. and M.L.S. programs. She is available to provide academic and career counseling, questions about policies and procedures, and concerns about the course-related issues.

shannan starkEnrollment Counselor[email protected] 805-979-9865

Ms. Stark assists Shawn Taylor in Admissions, working primarily at the Santa Barbara campus.

Christian Winnewisser, Student Service Coordinator and Assistant Registrar ([email protected]; 805-979-9862)

​As Assistant Registrar, Mr. Winnewisser posts grades works closely with the Offices of the Executive Director, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Registrar, Admissions, and student associations.

Randy BrantleyAcademic Affairs Coordinator[email protected] 805-979-9865

Mr. Brantley works primarily with the Dean and Faculty; students who wish to schedule appointments with Dean Gardina should contact him.  He assists at the Front Desk in Santa Barbara and processes internship paperwork.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​