Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness 


About Us


The Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness (EPIE) division provides leadership and coordination for District-wide educational and student services initiatives, course and program approval, accreditation, strategic planning, attendance accounting, and institutional research.  

Our Staff   

  • Nicole Albo-Lopez, Ed.D. - Interim Vice Chancellor, Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Betsy Regalado - Associate Vice Chancellor, Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness
  • Maury Pearl  -  Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Deborah L. Harrington, Ed.D. - Dean, Student Success
  • Daniel Keller, Ph.D. - Dean, Educational Support Services
  • Jessica R. Cristo, Ed.D. – Associate Dean, Student Success
  • Elyse Webb-Wilson - Executive Assistant
  • Joanna Zimring Towne - Faculty Coordinator LA College Promise & Project MATCH
  • Sarah Crespo - Senior Administrative Analyst
  • Ann Hsi - Administrative Analyst
  • Nicole Huff - Office Assistant
  • Danielle Jack - Assistant  Administrative  Analyst
  • Mily Kudo, Ph.D. - Research Analyst​
  • Stanislav Levin - Research Analyst
  • Jessica Sanchez-Mendez - Research Analyst
  • Alejandro Mendoza - Assistant Administrative Analyst​
  • Jordan Seja - Administrative  Analyst
  • Edwin Soriano - Assistant  Administrative  Analyst
  • Betina Vallin - SFP Specialist, Student Success
Attendance Accounting (Intranet) -This office reports student enrollments for the allocation of State funding. It also maintains District-wide calendars, develops FTES projections, and provides ongoing and ad-hoc reports for enrollment and fiscal planning. 
Curriculum Support -This office provides coordination of Board approval for courses and programs, maintaining the District-wide shared course database as well as individual college awards, reviewing, posting and implementing course changes, and related curriculum-related activities.

Institutional Effectiveness
  • Planning and Accreditation​​​​ - Assessing institutional performance through the framework of strategic planning and accreditation. 
  • Institutional Research​ - Providing information and analysis that supports policy development, effective decision-making, and accountability mandates.

Office of Student Success - The Office of Student Success works with district faculty and staff to improve student learning and educational outcomes across our nine colleges.  It oversees the activities, staff, and resources supporting several district-wide student success efforts—efforts guided by the LACCD Framework for Student Success, adopted in 2007, with ongoing input from the LACCD Student Success Initiative Steering Committee (SSISC).

Dolores Huerta Labor Institute (DHLI) - This District-wide initiative provides faculty resources for developing labor-themed content and curricula, as well as promoting labor education at individual colleges.​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Institutional Effectiveness Intranet Site