Messages from El Camino College
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Messages from El Camino College

Professional Photo of President MaloneyWelcome to Pride Week! El Camino College’s five core values include People, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence – better known as PRIDE. Taking time this week to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ students provides us the opportunity to bring those values to life.

Thank you to everyone who helped organize this year’s El Camino College Pride Week. This is a wonderful way for us to virtually gather and recognize our LGBTQIA+ students by supporting their identity, acknowledging their historic efforts for equity, and connecting with one another.

Dena P. Maloney, Ed.D.

President/Superintendent, El Camino Community College District



Photo of Vice President of Academic Affairs Jean Shankweiler

"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." --President Barack Obama

Jean Shankweiler, Vice President of Academic Affairs



Professional photo of Vice President of Human Resources Jane Miyashiro“Keeping an open mind allows for flexible thinking and a willingness to see other realities. Let us celebrate Pride…not just for a week, but every day of our lives, in the hopes of becoming a more loving society!”

Jane Miyashiro, Vice President of Human Resources




Professional photo of Edith Gutierrez“The EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs & Guardian Scholars programs provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all students. We provide a safe and supportive space for our LGBTQIA+ Warriors. Always remember that your voice and your story are important. You are strong, you are brave, and you belong!”

Edith Gutierrez, Director of EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, & Guardian Scholars



Kristina Martinez Photo“I am so PROUD of the LGBTQIA+ community at El Camino College, and I will always be a PROUD ALLY. I am always here to offer my support and advocate for our LGBTQIA+ students. Happy PRIDE Week! Love always wins!”

Kristina Martinez, Associate Dean of Counseling and Student Success