Paul De La Cerda Fired, offer extended by DA Office

February 23, 2022

Dismissed East Los Angeles College Dean Paul De La Cerda, who is accused of felony embezzlement while working at ELAC, is now dismissed from Cabrillo College. De La Cerda was Vice President of Instruction at Cabrillo College before his dismissal. The governing board for Cabrillo College decided to no longer employ De La Cerda at its Feb. 7 meeting.


New dean aims to give back to students

By Julio Sanchez With just a few weeks into her new position as the interim dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Mercedes Yanes is already planning ways to contribute to East Los Angeles College and its community in a positive way. Yanes is a first-generation immigrant from Cuba. She left her home when she was six years old while her mother was pregnant with her sister. “I remember leaving…

November 15, 2017