The board of trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has appointed Westchester resident Angela Reddock to fill the seat vacated by trustee Michael Waxman, who resigned from the elected office earlier this year. Reddockís term will expire June 30th, 2009.

“We are looking forward to working with Ms. Reddock for the next two challenging years, while we select a new chancellor for the district, open newly constructed buildings at our nine colleges and receive campus makeovers,” said Los Angeles Com- munity College District board president Georgia Mercer. “She was chosen for her experience and leadership in her professional and civic involvements.”

“We were extremely impressed with all of the applicants and we hope they will all stay involved with the LACCD,” Mercer added.

Reddock, 39, received her juris doctorate from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

She currently works as a partner in the firm of Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP.

Applicants for the position were asked to respond to a questionnaire and submit a resumÈ or curriculum vitae with other supportive, relevant materials.

Twenty-seven candidates presented speaking points during the regular public session of the bimonthly Community College District board meeting held April 11th at the districtís downtown Los Angeles office.

Reddock said she is “very excited” about her new position with the Los Angeles Community College District.

“I am joining the board at a very exciting time for the district,” Reddock said. “The board recently approved a five-year strategic plan that focuses on very critical issues for the district — improving community access; creating community partnerships; and raising the standards of education for our students.

“I believe community colleges can be the glue which connects multiple issues within our city and county — the betterment of the economy; the creation of sustainable jobs and career opportunities; and the linking of our communities across ethnic and cultural lines.”

The Los Angeles Community College District is a political subdivision of the State of California.

In order to allow for appropriate orientation and preparation, the new trustee was sworn in during the April 25th board meeting at Los Angeles Southwest College.

The nine Los Angeles Community Colleges include Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; and West Los Angeles College.

These campuses provide more than 2,900 different courses serving more than 180,000 vocational education students as well as students preparing for university transfer. Tuition is $20 per unit.

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