President's Office

President's Message

Profile PictureBrenda Thames, President/CEO

El Camino College has a long history of fostering success to ensure our students achieve their dreams. At every step along the way, our faculty and staff are at your side, nurturing your talent and drive. It is these traits that have brought you to El Camino, and it is these unique qualities that will propel you to life-changing experiences on our campus. Attending El Camino will give you the opportunity to transfer to the university of your dreams or go right to work in a career offering advancement and earning potential. 

El Camino’s mission statement is simple: to make a positive difference in people’s lives. We are committed to this mission and will support your goals with excellent academic programs, innovative training programs, highly experienced faculty, comprehensive student services, personalized educational planning, dedicated counselors, and access to robust services to enrich your time at El Camino. While these benefits will prepare you for the next step in your educational journey, they also seek to create an environment where you belong and where you succeed.  An environment that supports equity and student success. 

Not only does El Camino seek to support your educational experience, but our college offers a depth of extracurricular activities to enrich your time here. From student clubs and government leadership, to athletics, arts and academic competition, El Camino invites you to join our vibrant campus community. 

Outside the classroom, El Camino is connected to community partners in leading industries that are at the center of a thriving economy. These partnerships support our local economy by preparing you - the workforce of tomorrow - to succeed in innovative fields.  

When you complete your course of study you will be prepared to take the next step on this incredible journey of higher education. We will be there with you along the way to celebrate your achievements. 


Brenda Thames


Welcome to El Camino College! We provide excellent comprehensive educational programs and services that promote student learning and success.