Vice President of Academic Affairs

Mission Statement

El Camino College makes a positive difference in people's lives.  We provide excellent comprehensive educational programs and services that promote student learning and success in collaboration with our diverse communities.


Carlos LopezCarlos Lopez
Vice President of Academic Affairs


El Camino College is committed to being an open access institution and serving students of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Our exemplary faculty and professional staff recognize that individual, community, and global needs are diverse and changing. In response to these needs the college offers comprehensive educational opportunities for:

  • Achievement of Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences
  • Transfer to baccalaureate institutions
  • Mastery of basic skills such as critical thinking, mathematics, written and oral communication
  • Cultural enrichment and lifelong learning
  • Acquisition of the necessary career education and skills to successfully participate in the workplace and global economy
  • Development of the economy and jobs in the region and state

To assure the quality of these educational opportunities, the College is dedicated to implementing its stated strategic initiatives:

  1. Support student learning using a variety of effective instructional methods, educational technologies, and college resources.
  2. Strengthen quality educational and support services to promote and empower student learning, success, and self-advocacy.
  3. Advance an effective process of collaboration and collegial consultation conducted with integrity and respect to inform and strengthen decision making.
  4. Develop and enhance partnerships with schools, colleges, universities, businesses, and community-based organizations to respond to the educational, workforce training, and economic development needs of the community.
  5. Strengthen processes, programs, and services through the effective and efficient use of assessment, program review, planning and resource allocation.
  6. Modernize infrastructure and technological resources to facilitate a positive learning and working environment.