History of LLN
In June of 1987, Olga Arenivar, Cecilia Alvarado Kuster, Betty Cotton, Irma Alvarez and Sharon Yaap met at the Great Teachers Seminar in Santa Barbara and shared their concern about the under representation of Latinas at that event and throughout the California Community College system.
Recognizing, that the representation of Latinas in higher education was not improving, and that a Latina-sensitive staff development programs was in desperate need, and that Latina students were not being prepared for successful employment in the changing California job market, these women decided to act.
These five women decided to convene a conference to develop Latina Leadership in the California Community Colleges and to expand the number of Latinas throughout the system. Nine months later, the organizing committee had doubled in size. With the assistance of a small Fund for the Improvement of Instruction grant, the conference, Hispanic Women: The Untapped Leadership Resource was organized. Participants in this highly praised event identified issues impeding Latina leadership and proposed strategies for addressing those issues.
- 2010-2011 Martha Robles, Modesto Junior College
- 2009-2010 Marlene Deleon, Palomar College/Martha Robles, Modesto Junior College
- 2008-2009 Maria Ramirez, Ohlone College
- 2007-2008 Cynthia Munoz, Kern Community College District
- 2006-2007 Carmen Carrillo, Los Angeles Harbor College
- 2005-2006 Glenda Moscoso, Cuesta College
- 2004-2005 Elida Moreno, Santa Barbara City College
- 2003-2004 Elida Moreno, Santa Barbara City College
- 2002-2003 Christine Hernandez, Bakersfield College
- 2000-2002 Sally Rivera, Palo Verde College
- 1998-2000 Marge Rivas, Butte College
- 1997-1998 Victoria Lugo, Cabrillo College
- 1996-1997 Carol Justiniano, Los Angeles Community College District
- 1995-1996 Lupe Gomez, Sacramento College/Carol Justiniano, Los Angeles Community College District
- 1994-1995 Marguerite Albanez, Santa Ana College
- 1993-1994 Jacqueline Reza, DeAnza College
- 1992-1993 Martha Carreon, Rio Hondo Community College
- 1991-1992 Connie Hernández, Contra Costa College
- 1990-1991 Betty Cotton Rancho Santiago College
- 1987-1990 Olga Arenivar, Los Medanos College