News at Los Angeles Southwest College

  • LASC President Named 2021-22 Class Aspen New Presidents Fellowship
    LASC President Selected For 2021-22 Aspen New Presidents Fellowship

    The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has announced that Dr. Seher Awan, president at Los Angeles Southwest College, is one of 25 leaders selected for the 2021-22 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship. This program supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they aim to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. The Fellowship's philanthropic partner is JPMorgan Chase. Read Article

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    President Awan Statement: Reflections on the Conviction of Derrick Chauvin

    Like so many of you, I am heartened and emotional to hear the guilty verdict on all charges in the Minneapolis trial of former Police Officer Derrick Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. While this decision will not make up for the decades if not centuries of inequitable treatment of the Black/African-American community, I hope that it will get us one step closer to a more just future, in which law enforcement treats all individuals with respect and human dignity, no matter the color of their skin. Read Article

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    Standing In Solidarity With Our Asian Community

    Please take a moment to read a message to campus from Dr. Seher Awan, Los Angeles Southwest College's President about recent attacks against Asian-Americans. Read Article