BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ERNEST H. MORENO
Member of the Board
On March 5, 2013, Ernest H. Moreno was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District after 42 years as a District employee.
From student to college president, Mr. Moreno has served LACCD in many roles. He became President of East Los Angeles College on January 1, 1994 and, with the exception of an interim assignment as President of Los Angeles Mission College from July, 2006 until March, 2008, he continued in that capacity until his retirement in 2011.
Previously, Mr. Moreno was involved in employee relations for the District, was Chief Negotiator for both the Board of Trustees and the District, Dean of Academic Affairs at West Los Angeles College, Senior Director of Educational Services for the District, and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Instruction Officer at ELAC.
He was a member of the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2006.
Mr. Moreno taught business administration, supervision and management, and labor relations at Los Angeles Trade Technical College from 1976 to 1986, and political science at West Los Angeles College from 1986 to 2006. A product of the San Gabriel Valley Unified School District, he attended California State University, Los Angeles where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. He also earned a Masters in public administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Mr. Moreno is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Monterey Park Hospital, member of the Board of Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health, and member of the Board of Directors for Pan American Bank.
In 2004, he was given the John W. Rice Award for Equity and Diversity. In 2006, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) named Mr. Moreno Outstanding Administrator of the Year. In 2007, the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley presented him with the Steve Allen Excellence in Education Award. Also in 2007, the AAHHE bestowed its annual Alfredo de los Santos Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education Award on Mr. Moreno.
He resides in Mar Vista with his wife, Pat, who is also a career educator. They have a son, Derek.
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