Public information office
Los Angeles Southwest College’s Public Information Officer serves as the primary campus contact for media inquiries. The PIO also manages communication with campus stakeholders, including LASC students, faculty and staff as well as the Los Angeles Community College District, area businesses and community members.
Location: Cox Annex, Room 154
About Los Angeles Southwest College
Since its first class on September 11, 1967, Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) has aimed to be a leader in the educational, recreational and cultural development of South Los Angeles and beyond. Now, as it celebrates its 50th year, LASC has award-winning programs, state-of-the-art facilities as well as a dedicated faculty and staff that aim to assist everyone in this great community achieve their personal and professional goals.
The product of decades of hard work, vision, and perseverance to achieve the dream of its principal founder, Odessa B. Cox, LASC came into existence in the fallout of the Watts Rebellion in August 1965. A California commission, under Gov. Pat Brown, determined that the rebellion was caused by police resentment as well as a lack of jobs and educational opportunities for African-Americans. Necessary money was soon earmarked to open the college at the corner of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway. The ensuing years have seen tens of thousands of students be empowered by the college to achieve their personal and professional goals.
LASC, part of the Los Angeles Community College District, currently offers dozens of degree programs and scores of certificates in a wide range of disciplines, as well as distance education, community services and ESL/citizenship classes and much more. The campus has undergone a massive structural expansion and significant technological upgrades in recent years that aim to provide students with a model community college education in the 21st Century.
To learn more about the past, present, and future of Los Angeles Southwest College, visit www.lasc.edu.