BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SYDNEY K. KAMLAGER
First Vice President
Sydney Kamlager-Dove was elected to the Los Angeles Community College District
(LACCD) Board of Trustees in March 2015. LACCD is the largest community college
district in the nation, serving more than 250,000 students every year across a district
that spans nearly 900 square miles.
Voted by board members to serve as the First Vice President in her second year,
Ms. Kamlager-Dove chairs the Committee of the Whole, serves as the vice chair on the
Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success Committee and is a member of the
Legislative and Public Affairs Committee.
In her first year on the board, Ms. Kamlager-Dove was instrumental in expanding
opportunities for local, small and diverse firms to access the district, establishing a
pipeline between the district and the courts system, optimizing supportive services
for students who were formerly in the foster care system and students who were
formerly incarcerated. Ms. Kamlager-Dove also helped restore funding to the district’s
African American Outreach Initiative.
Ms. Kamlager-Dove is the district director for California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell
(D-30). Ms. Kamlager-Dove is responsible for the daily and strategic operations
of Sen. Mitchell’s district office, including legislative and constituent initiatives,
communications and programming.
Ms. Kamlager-Dove has spent over 20 years working in the nonprofit, entertainment
and policy sectors. She has taught and spoken before local, national and international
audiences on education and ECE issues, economic development, the arts, and other
issues that impact society.
Ms. Kamlager-Dove earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern
California and master’s degree in public policy and arts management from Carnegie
Mellon University. She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Inc.
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