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Accreditation Status

West Los Angeles College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Steering Committee

The Accreditation Steering Committee of West Los Angeles College provides leadership for the college's accreditation efforts in the following ways:

  1. review the ACCJC Accreditation Standards
  2. encourage and promote dialogue across the college on student learning and institutional effectiveness
  3. communicate information on accreditation to the college constituencies and community
  4. facilitate the organization and structures for accreditation reports
  5. oversee the preparation of accreditation reports
  6. establish guidelines for the cataloging and maintaining of evidence to support accreditation
  7. plan, facilitate and prepare for accreditation team visits to the college


Committee Members

  • Anthony Cuomo, Faculty Co-Chair
  • Ara Aguiar, Accreditation Liaison Officer and Co-Chair
  • Roberto Gonzalez, Vice President, Student Services
  • Silvia Barajas, Vice President, Administrative Services
  • Grace Chee, AFT 1521 Faculty Guild Chapter President
  • Mary-Jo Apigo, Teamsters Represenative
  • Bruce Hicks, SEIU 721
  • Linda Rodriguez, AFT Staff Guild Representative
  • Marlene Shepherd, Academic Senate
  • Kim Morera, Facilities
  • Patricia Quinones, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Ryan Edwards, Evidence Management
  • Franly Rivera, ASO