Dear Freinds of UCSB and Gaucho locos, and Alums;
After the disaster of Saturday (and I am not talking about the loss to UOP), but rather the fact that we did not have any Promo pieces during the commercials and UOP had 6. We are allowed 3 commercial spots during the event to praise, represent and promote our school, but there was no effort to utilize it. So instead, UOP took the opportunity to promote their school 6 times. This is ridiculous. Not only does it show a lack of pride for the institution, its students, and alum. But also shows a lax attitude to those who respect, honor and support the school. I have spoken to several alums that are sick and tired of the total lack of passion, professionalism, commitment and accountability of the Athletic department and especially the marketing department.
Simply coming on here and whining about it means nothing and nothing will change.
Thus I have decided to take this opportunity to propose and initiate the following. I am interested in forming a lobby group of sorts. A UCSB alumni / Gaucho Locos organization which will be in contact with the athletic department and expect more from them and seek accountability on various matter when it comes to UCSB sports.
My vision of this group is to be a non-profit group with elected members, who will work closely with the athletic department to bolster the name of UCSB and to work with the Student Gaucho Locos group. I know they have such a boosters group at LBSU and they meet with the coaches and the athletic department and have a large say in school and athletic representation.
This is the only way to get the silos broken in the athletic department. I have formed an email that I will be sending today to the AD and the chancellors office informing him of this group and wanting answers about last saturdays broadcast.
We as a group can be more effective and influential than we think, and there is a great deal of talent here which collectedly would make a difference. I know many of us are very successful in our professional fields and have a burning passion to see UCSB take itself more seriously.
If you are interested in helping me with this please email me at [email protected] and I will respond back promptly with how you can help.
Sometimes it takes having the kind of year we are having and the total disconnection that the marketing department seems to have to bring people who care together.
Think of it as its time for a revolution.