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Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (310) 287-9000 

Email: wlac-academicaffairs@laccd.edu


Academic Affairs is online! 

Due to COVID-19 and Stay at Home directives, Academic Affairs staff are available to assist you online and over the phone. 
 
You can reach us Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm by phone at (310) 287-9000, email at wlac-academicaffairs@laccd.edu and by clicking on Live Chat above. 

The Office of Academic Affairs

provides coordination and support for all academic and personnel matters, programming, and other issues pertaining to the academic standards and mission of the instruction

Aracely Aguiar, Vice President and her staff are committed to providing academic administrative support to the college and most significantly to the faculty; to ensure that they have the tools required to meet the needs of West's students. We provide these services through the following:

  • Academic Programs & Curriculum
  • Accreditation
  • Faculty Review
  • Forms
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Planning & Research
  • Program Review (Viability)
  • Schedule Production
  • Student Learning Outcomes

Deans of Academic Affairs

Mary Jo Apigo, Dean  (310) 287-4410  Apigomj@wlac.edu

  • Arts and Performance
  • Computer Science and Applications
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Social Sciences

 

Mary-Jo Apigo, Ed.D. Dean of Teaching and Learning | (310) 287-4410 | Apigomj@wlac.edu 

  • College Assessment
  • Professional Development
  • Title V Grant / HSI

 

Carmen Dones, Dean of Business and Health Sciences | (310) 287-4522 | Donescm@wlac.edu

  • Applied Technology
  • Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology

Other Programs: 

  • Curriculum & Catalog Development
  • Workforce Grants
  • Perkins
  •  

Cari Hildebrandt, DirectorWestside Extension and Contract Education | (310) 287-4541 |  hildebC@wlac.edu

  • Contract Education
  • West Language Academy
  • Westside Extension 

 

Eric Ichon, Dean of Distance Learning and Library | (310) 287-4558 | Ichone@wlac.edu

  •  Distance Learnimg
  •  Library

 

Walter Jones, Ed.D., Dean of General Education and Transfer | 310-287-4244 |  Joneswc@wlac.edu

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Public Safety and Paralegal Studies
  • Science

Other Programs:

  • Student Success / AB705

Tiffany S. Miller, Dean of Apprenticeships  (310) 287-4521  Millerts@wlac.edu

  • Dept. of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship Grants
  • Chancellor's Office Bioscience and Aerospace Apprenticeship Grant
  • Grant Development

 

Allison Tom-Miura, D.P.D.S., Dean of Adult and Continuing Education | (310) 287-4431 |  Tommmiua@wlac.edu

  • Career and College Preparation
  • Coop Education
  • Counseling Instruction
  • Noncredit Programs
  • Learning Center
  • Police Officer Prep (POPP)
  • Adult Block Grant / WOIA / Workforce Grant

 

Division Chairs and Disciplines

Abraha Bahta, Division Chair, Science | (310) 287-4236 | BahtaA@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Begonia De Velasco
  • Anatomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biotechnology 
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Oceanography
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology

 

Bonnie Blustein, Division Chair, Mathematics | (310) 287-4217 | BlusteB@wlac.edu  
Adjunct Representative: Alvin Kim
  • Mathematics

 

Anna Chiang, Division Chair, Computer Science & Applications | (310) 287-4253 | ChiangA@wlac.edu  
Adjunct Representative: Kenneth Taira
  • Computer Applications Office Technologies (CAOT)
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science-Information Technology
  • Engineering Electrical Technology
  • Engineering General
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

 

Dolores Gallegos, Division, Human Development & Family Studies Division  | (310) 287-4446 GallegD@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Elizabeth Evans
  • Anthropology
  • Child Development
  • Education
  • Family and Consumer Studies
  • Psychology

 

Todd Matosic, Division Chair, Business | (310) 287-4213 | MatosiT@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Kay Boles
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

 

Clare Norris-Bell, Division Chair, Language Arts | (310) 287-4590 | Norrisc@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Frances Leonard
  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Communication Studies
  • ESL
  • English
  • French
  • Humanities
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish

 

Laura Peterson, Division Chair, Arts & Performance | (310) 287-4571 | PetersL@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Eric Wang
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Dance Studies / Techniques
  • Film Production
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Theater

 

Tim Russell, Division Chair, College and Career Prep | (310) 287-4318 | russeltm@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Sandy Levy
  • Academic Preparation
  • Basic Skills
  • ESL noncredit
  • ESL Civics
  • Learning Skills
  • Supervised Learning Assistance (Tutoring)
  • Vocational Education

 

Carlos Sermeno, Division Chair, Health Sciences | (310) 287-7224 | Sermenc@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Eric Brach
  • Addiction Studies
  • Allied Health
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Occupations
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician 

 

Olga ShewfeltDivision Chair, Social Sciences  | (310) 287-4223 | ShewfeO@wlac.edu    
Adjunct Representative: Arnedra Jordan
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

 

Rudy Triviso, Division Chair, Applied Technology | (310) 287-4519 | TrivisRy@wlac.edu 
Adjunct Representative:  Kasbar Mirkhanian
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology

 

Susan Trujillo, Division Chair, Library | (310) 287-4406 | TrujilS@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Meghan Shea
  • Library Science

 

Eric Wagner, Division Chair, Counseling | (310) 287-7263 | Wagnerep@wlac.edu   
Adjunct Representative: Sheree Rhaburn
  • Counseling
 
Corey WilliamsDivision Chair, Public Safety & Paralegal Studies | (310) 287-4246 | FlourNC@wlac.edu
Adjunct Representative: Anthony Battle
  • Administration of Justice
  • Corrections
  • Fire Technology
  • Paralegal Studies