Young Alumni

The Olé Network provides young alumni the ability to join communities of Gauchos socializing, networking and reconnecting with UC Santa Barbara. Olé groups are active in San Francisco, LA and San Diego. The benefits of Olé include networking, events such as happy hours, Acro-Yoga, hiking, and community service. There are leadership opportunities on each regional Olé board, professional development, and most important, you stay connected with UCSB!  

Olé Leadership

Ian Blue

Ian Blue ’10 

President Olé San Francisco
Major: Political Science
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michael citron

Michael Citron ’10

President Olé Los Angeles
Major: Business Economics & Political Science
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Carrie Herbert ’10

President Olé San Diego
Major: Biological Sciences
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Olé Board Application

Thank you for your interest in the Olé Board! Please fill out the following application and an Olé board leader from your chosen city will contact you soon with regards to next steps.


All Board Members, regardless of position, are held to the following expectations:

  • Attend all Olé Board meetings (in person or via phone when acceptable)

  • Attend all Olé Events (exceptions must be made with Olé President in advance)

  • Serve as the point person for planning and implementing 2 or more Olé events each year (with support from other Board members), overseeing and managing the event from conception to execution and follow up

  • Actively promote Olé activities to their networks and encourage fellow alumni participation in alumni events and programs by inviting them to events on social media, texting/calling friends, and pushing them to register for events

  • Serve a two-year term with potential to extend

  • Provide financial support to UCSB in a way that is meaningful to them (minimum $125 annual gift, made on UCSB Give Day during relevant years or in April during non-Give Day years)
    • The Gaucho for Life Fund is highly recommended as it supports the programs and mission of UCSB alumni, as well as local Alumni Scholarship Funds
  • Actively participate on the Gaucho Network Platform as a content contributor and/or serve as a mentor

  • Join/Follow all official UCSB Alumni and Olé Social Media sites

  • Participate in the annual UCSB Alumni Day of Service, Chancellor’s Reception, Incoming Student Welcome Reception, Welcome to the City, Winter Reception, and other local UCSB Alumni events

  • Nominate new candidates to join the Olé Board during annual recruitment

  • Support and be informed about the mission, services, policies, and programs of UCSB Alumni

  • Foster alumni pride and enhance the reputation of the university


Olé Board Members must:

  • have graduated from UCSB (undergraduate or graduate) within the last 10 years

  • attend the majority of Olé Board meetings and events

  • make an annual donation to UCSB

Go Gauchos!

Do you agree with the Olé Board Member expectations described above?