Why I'm Running

I am running because public education is under attack and inadequate funding is the weapon. As a college professor and former K12 teacher, I understand all too well the socio-emotional challenges faced by under-represented students. I have not only taught them, I raised two and I was one.

Community College should be considered to be a viable option for students of all ages and stages, regardless of whether they are on a 4-year degree path or pursuing a trade.

When my father graduated from Los Angeles Trade Tech College in 1979,

community college tuition was free. He went on to transfer to Cal State Los

Angeles and graduated in 1981.

As a trustee I will work to improve recruitment of under-served students, lobby for increased funding for mental health counselors, classified staff and full-time faculty with assurances for diversity in hiring and pathways to faculty tenure.

I am running because I will be the change that I want to see. So if not me, who? If not now, when? and if not for these reasons, why?

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What is the Los Angeles Community College District?

The Los Angeles Community College District is comprised of 9 college campuses; Southwest, Harbor, Los Angeles City College, Trade Tech, East Los Angeles (ELAC), West LA, Valley, Mission, Pierce

What is the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees?

The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees is the governing body of the college district

The Board is comprised of 7 Trustees and one non-voting Student Trustee The Board Members are elected by the public every four years . Elections are staggered so that 3 - 4 members are elected every 2 years; even and odd numbered seats are elected in alternating cycles to ensure continuity of the board leadership. Board Members are elected to serve a 4-year term each election cycle. The Board President and Vice President are elected by the Board every year and each serve 1-year terms.

What do Board Members Do?

The Board members are tasked with setting strategic goals, approving the District's mission and establishing policies that move the district's vision forward and make the final decisions on policy creation that impacts the students, faculty and staff of the district.