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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|Juanita Doplemore (Trustee Area 4)
Juanita Doplemore, a Long Beach resident, is a long-time employee of Federal Express and currently works as a senior global service analyst. She also serves on the California Student Aid Commission as a community appointee, co-chairing the Data, Research, and Strategic Planning Committee and contributing as a member of the Student Impact, Outreach and Communications Committee. Doplemore seeks out philanthropic and community advocacy opportunities and in 2019, served as co-chair of the Veterans Affairs Commission for the City of Long Beach. She is an active member of the Collins Neighborhood Association and served as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles where she was also a council delegate from 2017-2020. Doplemore is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree online through the University of Washington, Seattle, and she earned an associate degree from North Seattle Community College.
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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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Paul Medina, Student Trustee
Paul Medina, a resident of the East Los Angeles area, is a non-traditional student who previously worked for many years in the ambulance industry while attending community college part time. He is an African American studies and sociology major at Compton College who will transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor's degree in computer science (cyber security). He then plans to pursue graduate degrees and attend law school. His career goal is to work in foreign affairs/international relations or another public service field. In 2021, he was elected as a regional affairs director with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges, interacting with 14 campuses during a one-year term. He was recently appointment to serve on the Associate Degree for Transfer Intersegmental Implementation Committee for the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research for a three-year term beginning in July 2022.