Endorsement: Four for Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
Four candidates for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees have been endorsed by LACCD chancellor Michelle Eltion and college trustees, according to a Nov. 17 memo from the chancellor.
“These endorsements mark the culmination of an intensive and thoughtful process by members of the Board, campus leaders, and the community that has helped us to select the candidates that collectively will make history as we move ahead with the work of our college system,” Eltion wrote.
The four board candidates endorsed by Eltion — Linda Hernandez, who now serves as vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Southern California, Mark Gorman, who is president of Loyola Marymount University and serves on the Board, and John Shipp, who is executive director for the Los Angeles Community College District Foundation — hail from LACCD campuses in El Monte, La Verne, Pasadena, Walnut and Pomona.
The candidates are listed below, in alphabetical order, with links to their information and statements in full.
Hernandez in her own words
“Since founding my family’s company, we have been committed to being a model for philanthropy and excellence. I am so honored to join my friend and fellow leader, Dr. Michelle Eltion, in leading LACCD into the future. Together, we will build an organization that cares for all students, supports community partners, and leads with integrity and excellence. I am confident that we, by working together, can drive our college systems to excellence and that our state will benefit greatly.” —Linda Hernandez, vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Southern California
“I am an extraordinary leader, an inspiration and someone who has been a voice of reason and reason-of-the-time to all of the college communities. I have always had a passion to serve. I am proud of all the work that I have done for this district and LACCD, including being a member of the Board of Trustees. I look forward to making a difference in the lives of our students, in the lives of the community,