Board of Trustees
|Andres Ramos (Trustee Area 1)
Andres Ramos was elected to the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees for the first time in November 2007 at the age of 22, making him the youngest Latino board member in the District's history. He is a native of Lynwood and is a product of the Lynwood Unified School District. Ramos attended Long Beach City College and transferred to USC where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications. Currently, he is pursuing a master's degree in communication studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
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|Barbara Jean Calhoun (Trustee Area 2)
Barbara Jean Calhoun resides in the city of Compton, and retired after more than 34 years of service to the City of Los Angeles, where she worked as a clerk typist supervisor and traffic officer. Since 2014, she has served as a proctor for the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners. Calhoun was elected and served two consecutive terms, in 2003 and 2007, as a city council member for the City of Compton (District 1). She also served one term on the Board of Trustees for the Compton Unified School District from 2001-2003. She attended Los Angeles Trade-Tech College where she studied labor law.
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|Sonia Lopez (Trustee Area 3)
Sonia Lopez, a resident of South Gate, was first elected to the CCCD Board of Trustees in 2013 at the age of 30. She is the deputy director of engagement for Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District. In 2019, Lopez served as district director for California State Senate Budget Chair Holly J. Mitchell of the 30th District. Lopez has overseen all district operations and represented the senator throughout the 30th Senatorial District at various community events and meetings while handling the policy areas of higher education, transportation, utilities, youth, workforce, labor, senior affairs, women's rights, homelessness, and anti-poverty. Lopez has played an instrumental role in creating events throughout the 30th Senatorial District to educate the community on such issues as the Affordable Care Act, common senior frauds, and homelessness. In the past nine years, she has helped to provide resources to families from disadvantaged communities by hosting various district annual events. Throughout her tenure with Senator Mitchell, Lopez has been dedicated to helping constituents navigate state government. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked closely with constituents experiencing severe financial hardships to ensure their access to unemployment benefits. She serves on the Advisory Board for LAtinas, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation RBI Advisory Committee, and is an active member in the Young Elected Officials Network and National Association of Latino Elected Officials.
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|Dr. Deborah Sims LeBlanc (Trustee Area 4)
Deborah Sims LeBlanc resides in the city of Paramount, and is a professor of public administration for the School of Professional Studies at National University in Los Angeles where she has taught for 31 years. For 10 years, Dr. LeBlanc has served as the CEO of the Community Family Educational Services Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization designed to assist under served urban scholars prepare for college. She earned a doctorate in public administration and a master's degree in organizational behavior from the University of La Verne, and a second master's degree in public administration from USC. At National University, she earned her final four master's degrees in human services, educational administration and cross-cultural teaching, and educational and instructional technology. LeBlanc began her undergraduate education by earning a bachelor's degree in political science from Cal Poly Pomona.
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|Dr. Sharoni Denise Little (Trustee Area 5)
Sharoni Denise Little, a life-long Compton resident, oversees the global inclusion strategy for Creative Artists Agency. She is responsible for the company's robust set of initiatives to vigorously and consistently ensure the most enriching, diverse and inclusive environment for all employees to excel. She is also the CEO of The Strategist Company, LLC, a boutique consultancy. She formerly served as vice dean and senior diversity, equity, and inclusion officer/professor at the University of Southern California's (USC) Marshall School of Business. Dr. Little is an expert in workplace inclusion, equity, antiracism, mitigating bias, strategic leadership and communication, critical race, and global organizational strategy. She earned a doctorate in rhetoric and cultural studies from Indiana University, a doctorate in education from USC, and bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Los Angeles. An educational and social advocate, Dr. Little has partnered with the Aspen Institute, Obama Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, and the Children's Defense Fund.
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