Lack of unity, procedures leaves in person returns in disarray

Future uncertain for in-person instruction By: Paul Medina Many levels of East Los Angeles College faculty and staff failed to reach a consensus on the appropriate actions to take for the return for in-person-classes at the Shared Governance Council meeting (ESGC). The meeting on Zoom Feb. 22, brought together an array of ELAC personnel who reported and discussed pressing matters pertaining to the college’s governance. Amongst the several concerns, the…

March 6, 2021
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Black Lives Matter in racial inequity

By: Breanna Fierro The fight for racial equity continues as students of color are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Los Angeles Community College District Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness Ryan Cornner, commended the African American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) for making it their goal to work toward students and communities. Cornner said people need to go beyond supporting the communities during times of crisis, at AAOI’s 2021 Black…

March 6, 2021
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Board of Trustees plans future of all nine LACCD campuses

The Board of Trustees held its scheduled meeting on Nov. 4 to discuss changes regarding racial equity among students and staff.   President Andra Hoffman and trustees met to discuss any changes and news impacting our nine college campuses. Trustees were joined by three veteran students: Kirby Burke, Genevieve Cruz and Reuben Roque, in order to help lead the flag salute in honor of Veterans Day.  The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee…

December 11, 2020
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Police presence not vital for empty campus security

Police presence is not essential or vital on an empty campus. On November 13, the Los Angeles Community College District announced it is seeking new security services after concluding their 19 year contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are experiencing.

December 3, 2020
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The presidency now lies between five candidates

December 3, 2020

The search for the next East Los Angeles College president
was narrowed down from fifty candidates to five.

The candidates that Dr. Juan Avalos, Dr. Cynthia Azari, Dr. Robert Frost, Dr. Albert Román and Dr. Christopher Villa. They are expected to reflect leadership, integrity and community engagement.

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LACCD enrollment drops during pandemic

Enrollment is down across all nine Los Angeles Community College District schools. With the exception of Los Angeles City College, all LACCD colleges are experiencing a 10% decrease, at least, in enrollment when comparing Fall 2020 to Fall 2019.

October 22, 2020
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