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President's Office

President Awan

Welcome to Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is completely prepared to support you in accomplishing your goals in higher education and beyond. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced us to move our instructional and business operations to a remote and online environment this summer, but please know we are open and doing all we can to ensure you find success with us.

We still have a wealth of resources and services available for you, but instead of driving to our campus, they are easier to reach. LASC’s counselors and tutors are accessible via the student portal, our Health Center personnel are just a phone call away, and instructors can be reached by chat or email. All of us are ready to support you. All of your questions. All of your concerns. All of your dreams.

You owe it to yourself to take classes at LASC that will assist you in starting the career you always wanted and help you set up a secure future for those you care most about. Now is not the time to avoid your dreams, but to embrace them.

For more than 50 years, our college has stood strong in South Los Angeles. We have aimed to be as resilient as our surrounding communities and all of the students in them. You will see this strength this summer when all areas of our college come together to support what is most important to us: You.

This is an unprecedented time in the history of our country and you have every right to be concerned about your future, the future of your loved ones and the future of your community. Please know that all of us at Los Angeles Southwest College are here to ensure that your future is as bright as you want to make it.

Welcome to Los Angeles Southwest College. Go Cougars!

Seher Awan, Ed.D, MBA, MPA

President, Los Angeles Southwest College





Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) está completamente preparado para ayudarle a lograr sus objetivos en la educación superior y más allá. El coronavirus (COVID-19) nos ha forzado a trasladar nuestras clases y servicios a un ambiente remoto y en línea este verano, pero tenga en cuenta que estamos abiertos y haciendo todo lo posible para garantizar que tenga éxito con nosotros.

Todavía tenemos una gran cantidad de recursos y servicios disponibles para usted, pero en lugar de conducir a nuestro campus, son más fáciles de alcanzar. Los consejeros y tutores de LASC están disponibles a través del portal para estudiantes, el personal de nuestro Centro de Salud está a solo una llamada de distancia y los instructores se pueden contactar por medio de chat o correo electrónico. Todos estamos listos para apoyarle. Todas sus preguntas. Todas sus inquietudes.

Este verano, se debe a si mismo(a) el tomar clases en LASC que le ayudarán a comenzar la carrera que siempre ha querido y a establecer un futuro seguro para aquellos que son importantes para usted. Ahora no es el momento de evadir sus sueños, sino de aceptarlos.

Por más de 50 años, nuestra universidad se ha mantenido fuerte en el sur de Los Angeles. Nos hemos propuesto ser tan fuertes como nuestras comunidades vecinas y todos los estudiantes en ellas. Verá esa fortaleza en este verano cuando todas las áreas de nuestra universidad se unan para apoyar lo que es más importante para nosotros: usted.

Este es un momento sin precedentes en la historia de nuestro país y usted tiene todo el derecho de preocuparse por su futuro, el futuro de sus seres queridos y el futuro de su comunidad. Tenga en cuenta que todos nosotros en Los Angeles Southwest College estamos aquí para garantizar que su futuro sea tan brillante como usted desee.

Bienvenido a Los Angeles Southwest College.

¡Vamos pumas!

Seher Awan, Ed.D, MBA, MPA

President, Los Angeles Southwest College





Seher Awan, Ed.D., is Los Angeles Southwest College's 17th president. She started in this position on July 16, 2018. 

Dr. Awan is an energetic and passionate community college advocate.

As a first-generation, community college graduate herself, she began her career as an hourly staff member at College of the Canyons. She earned a contract classified position in EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs, falling in love with the transformational change that occurs through the community college system. She continues to serve some of the most disadvantaged and underrepresented populations and has continued to build on her passion for helping others. Dr. Awan has over 12 years of community college experience.

Her professional experiences include appointments as Acting Vice President of Administrative Services at San Jose City College, Accounts Payable Coordinator at Valencia College (Orlando, Florida), EOPS/CARE & CalWORKs Specialist, and Small Business Development Center Specialist at College of the Canyons. In 2014, Dr. Awan was hired as Vice President of Administrative Services for San Diego City College.

Dr. Awan has an extensive educational background and has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, a Masters of Business Administration, a Masters of Public Administration and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.

With her career beginnings in student services and experience as an adjunct instructor, Dr. Awan brings a unique leadership approach having experience within all pillars of the community college system. At San Diego City College, she served in her role as Vice President of Administrative Services, guiding the College through new processes, participatory governance, and integrating a student success approach towards operations.  

Dr. Awan's office is located in the Annex of the Cox Building. She can be reached at 323-241-5273.

LASC knows there are a lot of questions that students have about the impact the COVID-19 outbreak will have on the college. President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all students to a virtual town hall at 11 a.m. every Friday on Zoom at Dial-in by calling (669) 900-6833. The meeting ID is 938 4354 5859. 

LASC's President Dr. Seher Awan is inviting all employees to a virtual town hall at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday to receive updates and chat questions to her. The Town Hall can be accessed via Zoom at or by phone at (669) 900-6833. Meeting ID is 924 9400 3345 

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