Compton Community College District - Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees



Thomas Henry, Special Trustee

Andres Ramos

Andres Ramos, 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.

Deborah Sims LeBlanc

Deborah LeBlanc, Vice President

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.

Nicole J Jones

Nicole J. Jones, Clerk

Nicole J. Jones is a resident of Willowbrook who serves as the director of external affairs for California State Controller Betty Yee. She has experience in nonprofit management, public affairs and philanthropy, and has worked across multiple sectors including government, foundations, higher education and civic organizations. Jones earned a master’s of public administration degree at Bernard M. Baruch College in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences with an emphasis on urban education from the University of California, Berkeley.

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.

LoWanda Green LoWanda Green, Member

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.

Joshua Castellanos Ramos

Joshua Castellanos Ramos, Student Trustee

Joshua Castellanos Ramos is a Lynwood resident who graduated from Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School in 2015. In addition to being the student trustee for the CCCD, he currently works as a student ambassador for ECC Compton Center’s Outreach Program. Ramos is an engineering major who plans to graduate from ECC Compton Center with an associate of science degree and transfer to a four-year university.