Compton Community College District - Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees



Thomas Henry, Special Trustee



Leslie Irving Leslie Irving, President

Leslie A. Irving is a Compton resident and is employed by the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) as a special education teacher. Irving previously served two terms as a member of the CUSD Board of Trustees and was once elected to the Compton City Council. Irving earned a master’s degree in education administration from National University and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos, Vice President

Andres Ramos was elected to the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees for the first time in November 2007 at the age of 22, making him the youngest Latino board member in the District’s history. He is a native of Lynwood and is a product of the Lynwood Unified School District. Ramos attended Long Beach City College and transferred to USC where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in communication studies at California State University, Los Angeles.

LoWanda Green LoWanda Green, Clerk
LoWanda Green resides in the city of Compton and has worked as both an educator and an entrepreneur. Green attended El Camino College where she enrolled in business and child development courses. Prior to attending El Camino College, she graduated from Manual Arts High School.
Sonia Lopez

Sonia Lopez, Member

Sonia Lopez resides in the city of South Gate and is a field representative for California State Senator Holly Mitchell of the 30th District. She previously worked as an office manager for Mitchell when she represented the 54th Assembly District in Los Angeles. Lopez earned a bachelor’s degree in Chicano Studies/ Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.

Deborah Sims LeBlanc

Deborah LeBlanc, Member

Deborah Sims LeBlanc resides in the city of Paramount, and is an associate professor for the School of Business and Management at National University in Los Angeles where she has taught for 22 years. She earned a doctorate in public administration and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from the University of La Verne, and a second master’s degree in public administration from USC. At National University, she earned her final three master’s degrees in human services, educational administration and cross-cultural teaching. LeBlanc began her undergraduate education by earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cal Poly Pomona.


Joshua Castellanos Ramos, Student Trustee