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DAS Member Information

Name Title Contact
Angela C. Echeverri President, District Academic Senate (213) 891-2294
Jeffrey Hernandez 1st Vice President /Equivalency (323) 265-8824
Elizabeth Atondo 2nd Vice President /Curriculum (818) 421-0969
Anna A. Nicholas Secretary, District Academic Senate (818) 710-4280
Barbara Anderson Treasurer, District Academic Senate (213) 891-2373
Don Gauthier Immediate Past President (213) 891-2296
John Freitas III Parliamentarian, District Academic Senate
Eloise M. Crippens Equivalency Coordinator (213) 891-2296

Colleges Senate Presidents Senators/DAS Representatives
City Anna Le Joseph Ferrerosa
Kimberly Guppy
Donna Morley
East ​​Leticia Barajas Amanda Andrade
Nohelia Canales
Jean Stapleton
Harbor Van Paul Chaney William Hernandez
Adrienne Brown 
Mission Maryanne Galindo

Elizabeth Atondo 
Carolyn Daly 
Ashley Sparks-Jamal

Pierce Margarita Pillado Jose Luis Fernandez 
Sabrina Prieur
Eddie Tchertchian
Southwest Erum Syed Stephanie Arms-Gradington
Naja El-Khoury
Katrin Wilson
Trade-Tech Marvin DaCosta Paulette Bailey
Deirdre McDermott
Alicia Rodriquez-Estrada
Valley Edgar Perez Chauncey Maddren
Kevin Sanford
West Patricia Zuk

Grace Chee
Ana Figueroa 
Jason Librande

Shared Governance Agreement

The DAS is charged under Title 5, Section 53200 of the California Educational Code with representing the faculty of the Los Angeles Community College District in all academic and professional matters (10+1). The 10+1 areas include the following policy development and implementation matters:

  1. Curriculum including establishing prerequisites and placing course within disciplines;
  2. Degree and certificate requirements;
  3. Grading policies;
  4. Educational program development;
  5. Standards or policies regarding student preparation and success;
  6. District and college governance structures, as related to faculty roles;
  7. Faculty roles and involvement in accreditation processes, including self-study and annual reports;
  8. Policies for faculty professional development activities;
  9. Processes for program review;
  10. Processes for institutional planning and budget development;
  11. Other academic and professional matters as are mutually agreed upon between the governing board and the academic senate.

For More Information or Assistance

For more information on the implementation agreements between the District Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees, please refer to the Governance link in the left menu, and to Chapter XVIII, Article 1 of the District Board Rules (see the Board of Trustees webpage).

The DAS Executive Committee is composed of six officers and the Senate presidents from the nine colleges. Three additional representatives are selected from each college as campus representatives, and combined with the members of the Executive Committee, constitute the full District Academic Senate.

As set forth in the DAS Constitution, the Exec Committee brings issues, resolutions and other matters from the Educational Services Center and the nine college senates to the full District Academic Senate for discussion and action. If approved, the Exec then sends approved motions to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees, where depending on the type of issue, and through the shared governance process, the Senate and the Board will seek mutual agreement or rely primarily on the Senate's recommendations as defined in Article XVIII of the LACCD Board Rules.

DAS Executive meetings are generally held monthly throughout the year at the District Office, while the entire DAS meets at one of the nine campuses at least five times per year. You can access the "DAS Master Calendar" for dates and locations of meetings and events from the menu on the left.

Notices of meetings, including agendas, minutes and relevant background materials are posted in the lobby of the LACCD Educational Services Center at 770 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA and online under "Agendas". You may also request an electronic copy of DAS meeting agenda over email at @email


Agendas & Minutes

To access DAS and DAS Exec meeting documents, including agendas and minutes, go to

Consultation Agenda