East L.A. College President Ernest Moreno has announced he will retire at the end of August, ending a 20-year tenure as head of the largest community college in the Los Angeles District. (Moreno at left)
More than 27,000 persons attend East L.A. College, the majority of them part-time.
During Moreno’s presidency, the campus has changed from one mainly made up of small World War II bungalows and high school type classrooms, to a modern college campus.
Recent construction has resulted in a new campus theater, classroom building and parking structures. A second parking structure is now under construction. In addition, a new bus terminal is being built on the campus to relieve traffic and parking issue.
Highly regarded as an administrator in the community college district, Moreno spent a year as interim president at L.A. Mission College to balance the college budget and increase enrollment.
No announcement has been made about a replacement for Moreno.