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Messages from El Camino College

The El Camino College leaderhip cares about its LGBTQIA+ community.  View just some of their messages of support below.

President Brenda ThamesThe Office of the Superintendent/President supports PRIDE Week as part of our collective endeavor to stand together in creating and fostering a safe place where we all can empathically listen to each other, compassionately engage each other, and courageously be our authentic selves.

President Brenda Thames, Superintendent/President of El Camino College


Professional photo of Vice President of Human Resources Jane MiyashiroKeeping 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


Dean Christina Gold HeadshotIn the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division, we value and embrace you, your experience, and your voice. Our LGBTQ+ faculty and their allies continually work to make our classrooms safe spaces where LGBTQ+ students are heard and respected.   We help students explore and learn about the LGBTQ+ experience through courses like LGBTQ+ Psychology and Sociology of Sexualities.  Also, we are creating an LGBTQ+ degree that will include a new LGBTQ+ Studies course and a new LGBTQ+ History course.  We invite LGBTQ+ students to come learn and grow with us!

Christina Gold, Ph.D., Dean of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dean Marlow Lemons, Ph.D.The Division of Mathematical Sciences share in the excitement, love, and celebration from this year’s PRIDE activities.  We send our support and wish continued success to the LGBTQIA+ student body. 

Marlow Lemons, Ph.D., Dean of Mathematical Sciences


Dean Crystle Martin HeadshotLibrary and Learning Resources and I are proud to support our El Camino LGBTQIA+ community. We strive to ensure that our LGBTQIA+ community is reflected in the resources we collect, the services we create, and the events we hold, and that they feel safe, welcome, and supported in the LLR, which is truly their space.

Crystle Martin, Dean of Library and Learning Resources


Dean Idania Reyes HeadshotThe Student Support Services Division supports a safe and supportive environment for all LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff, as well as, the community members who identify as allies. We are strong advocates for promoting inclusive language and expanding the awareness of cultural, sexual, and gender issues. 

Idania Reyes, MPA, Dean of Student Support Services


Kristina Martinez PhotoI 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  


Chief Jeff Baumunk

Happy PRIDE Week! The Public Safety Education Program Department, provides a safe and welcoming environment for our LGBTQIA+ community. I am here to offer support and assistance in any way I can. Do not let anyone stop you from achieving your goals!

Chief Jeff Baumunk, Director of Public Safety Education Programs


Ann O'BrienI am proud to stand with my LGBTQIA+ colleagues and our students as an ally and celebrate the beauty of PRIDE Week!

Ann O’Brien, Executive Director of Marketing & Communications


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


Greg Toya HeadshotCongratulations to the Pride Week Planning Committee and the Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) for planning another empowering week of activities to honor, celebrate, and educate the College about the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community.  The Student Development Office supports the LGBTQIA+ community and the annual Pride Week events.  SDO also welcomes LGBTQIA+ students to be involved in ASO, ICC, SEAC, Student Clubs and other SDO programs and initiatives.  I continue to educate myself about the LGBTQIA+ community to become a more effective Ally for our students and colleagues.  Let’s celebrate you this week and every other week!

Greg Toya, Ed.D, Director of the Student Development Office


Major Brenda Threatt

Pride is entrenched in the uniform worn by every military person who has worn a uniform, and it is in this feeling of pride that unites us. Pride is confidence. Pride is honor. Pride is integrity. Pride is the joy that our communities, our country, our world is better, more united and the best of what we are to be in humanity!

The Veterans Resource Center applauds you all for the rainbow of your spirits that includes the right of everyone to be who they are!

Major Brenda Threatt, Assistant Director ECC Veterans Resource Center