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

  • Accelerated College Transfer
  • Professional Learning Hub
  • Teaching and Learning
  • TItle V Cooperatives

 

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

  • Applied Technology
  • Business
  • Health Sciences

 

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
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

 

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

  • Basic Skills Non-Credit
  • Supervised Learning Assistance
  • Vocational Education Non-Credit

 

Aracely Aguiar

  • Applied Technology
  • Arts and Performance
  • Behavioral Science
  • Computer Science and Applications

Division Chairs and Disciplines

Abraha Bahta, Division Chair, Science | (310) 287-4236 | BahtaA@wlac.edu

  • Astronomy
  • Biology (Anatomy, Microbiology, Physiology)
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Physics

 

Bonnie Blustein, Division Chair, Mathematics | (310) 287-4217 | BlusteB@wlac.edu  

  • Mathematics

 

Anna Chiang, Division Chair, Computer Science & Applications | (310) 287-4253 | ChiangA@wlac.edu  

  • Applications and Office Technology
  • Computer Science Information Technology

 

Walter JonesActing Division Chair, Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • History
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

 

Gerald Ludwig, Division Chair, Business, | (310) 287-4434 | Ludwiger@wlac.edu

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

 

Maritza Medina, Student Services Assistant  | (310) 287-4510 | medinam@wlac.edu

  • College and Career Preparation
  • Learning Center

 

Jack Moy, Division Chair, Applied Technology, | (310) 287-4514 | Moyjm@wlac.edu

  • Aviation Maintenance Technology

 

Clare Norris-Bell, Division Chair, Language Arts | (310) 287-4590 | Norrisc@wlac.edu

  • Arabic
  • Communication Studies
  • ESL
  • English
  • French
  • Humanities
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish

 

Laura Peterson, Division Chair, Arts & Performance | (310) 287-4571 | PetersL@wlac.edu

  • Art
  • Cinema
  • Dance Studies / Techniques
  • Film Production
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Theater

 

Tim Russell, Division Chair, College and Career Prep | (310) 287-4318 | russeltm@wlac.edu

  • 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

  • Addiction Studies
  • Allied Health
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Occupations
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy Technician 

 

Susan Trujillo, Division Chair, Library | (310) 287-4406 | TrujilS@wlac.edu

  • Education
  • Library Science

 

Corey WilliamsDivision Chair, Behavioral Science | (310) 287-4246 

  • Administration of Justice
  • Anthropology
  • Child Development
  • Corrections
  • Family and Consumer Studies
  • Fire Technology
  • Psychology