Andres Ramos

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees, Seat 1

Winner!

Andres will continue to serve as the first out LGBTQ member of the Compton College Board of Trustees!

Biography

Andres is a resident of Lynwood, California and a product of its public schools. Shortly after graduating high school, he enrolled at Long Beach City College and later transferred to complete his undergraduate education at the University of Southern California. He is a veteran of the US Navy Reserve, having served for nine years and being deployed to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Currently, he works for AT&T as a splicing technician and is a member of CWA Local 9400.Andres was first elected to the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees in 2007, after it had already lost accreditation, as part of the new wave of reformers trying to restore local control. Examples of some accomplishments are: the passage of the Measure C Bond with a voter approval of78% (the highest approval statewide of any bond measure in 2014); the College finally becoming a fully accredited institution in 2019; and this June the State of California awarded the College a student housing grant for a 250-bed student housing facility (Compton College will be the first community college in Los Angeles County to build student housing).His focus this time is to grow the existing dual enrollment programs with the local unified school districts, and to expand the College’s student resources and improve campus facilities.

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