Los Angeles Community College District

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Los Angeles Community College District
Los Angeles Community College District Logo.png
Location
Los Angeles
United States
District information
Type Public
Grades College
Schools 9
Other information
Website www.laccd.edu

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is the community college district serving Los Angeles, California, United States and some of its neighboring cities and certain unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Its headquarters are in Downtown Los Angeles.[1] Over the past seventy-seven years LACCD has served as educator to more than three million students. In addition to typical college aged students, the LACCD also serves adults of all ages. Indeed, over half of all LACCD students are older than 25 years of age, and more than a quarter are 35 or older. LACCD educates almost three times as many Latino students and nearly four times as many African-American students as all of the University of California campuses combined. Eighty percent of LACCD students are from underserved populations. The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the United States and is one of the largest in the world. The nine colleges within the district offer educational opportunities to students in Los Angeles. It serves students located in the Alhambra, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Culver City, Garvey, Las Virgenes, Los Angeles, Montebello, Palos Verdes and San Gabriel school districts.[2] The district covers the Los Angeles city limits, San Fernando, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Hidden Hills, Burbank, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Inglewood, Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead (southern portion), Montebello, Commerce, Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, Cudahy, Bell Gardens, South Gate, Gardena, Carson, Lomita, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, and numerous unincorporated communities, including East Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, Athens, and Walnut Park. The LACCD consists of nine colleges and covers an area of more than 882 square miles (2,280 km2).

Colleges[edit]

Board of trustees[edit]

The Los Angeles Community College District is governed by an elected Board of Trustees. As of May 2016, the members are Scott J. Svonkin (president), Mike Eng (vice president), Mike Fong, Andra Hoffman, Sydney K. Kamlager, Ernest H. Moreno, and Nancy Pearlman. Alexa Victoriano (Student Trustee).[3]

Board members are elected by voters in the district for terms of four years. Elections are held every two years, with three members being chosen at one election and four members at the other. The President and Vice President of the Board of Trustees are elected by the Board for one-year terms at the annual organizational meeting. A Second Vice president is elected at the discretion of the Board. A student member is elected annually—the term is June 1 through May 31 of each year.

The Board generally meets twice a month on Wednesday with the public session commencing at 2 p.m. with closed session to follow. On certain occasions, special meetings of the Board are sometimes called to handle business that cannot be handled with completely at regular meetings.

Projects[edit]

The District is[when?] modernizing all of its facilities, including all nine of its colleges, through a $6 billion Building Program. The program is funded primarily through bond measures approved by voters in 2001, 2003, and 2008, plus additional funding from the State of California. As of its most recent report, approximately $3.1 billion of the $6 billion has been spent or committed.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home." Los Angeles Community College District. Retrieved on August 3, 2013. "770 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017"
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Community College District Map" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Board of Trustees". Los Angeles Community College District. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "About >". LACCD Builds Green. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Sustainable Building Program > Dashboard Reports". Laccdbuildsgreen.org. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 

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