Dr. Armida Ornelas
Vice President of Instruction Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Dr. Djuradj Babic
Dean, Liberal Arts & Sciences/MESA Program Director
Dr. Laura Cantú
Interim Dean, Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Paul De La Cerda
Dean, Resource, Economic Development and Innovation Office
Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development/South Gate
Bio: Erica Mayorga is the Dean of the South Gate Campus. Her expertise is grant implementation and supporting organizational initiatives, including curriculum development and contact education, while building partnerships with local industry and government. Erica possesses ten years within the Los Angeles Community College District, where she spent most of her experience as a Grant Director. Before Erica’s position with the community college sector, she was employed with the City of Los Angeles, Economic Workforce Development Department overseeing and coordinating employment and training programs for disadvantaged youth. She has over 20 years of experience, specifically in the Economic & Workforce Development Programs in the public sector.
Erica is also a product of the community college system. She obtained her associates in social work at Cerritos college before transferring to California State University, Long Beach, where she graduated with a bachelor of art in psychology and minor in administrative justice. She also holds a master’s of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Dr. Juan Urdiales
Dean, Continuing Education & Workforce Development
Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement
Dr. Vanessa Ochoa
Dean, Student Services, One Zone (Dream Resource Center, Education Justice Program, LGBTQ Center, Umoja Program and Safe Zone Solidarity Partner Training Program)
Bio: Born and raised in Boyle Heights, Doctora Ochoa is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants who stressed the power of education. As such, Docotra Ochoa devotes her passion, love, and power to collaborate with communities to support empowerment and self-advocacy.