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New commissioner for El Camino College board


Welcoming Brett C.S. Roberts

Brett C.S. Roberts is El Camino College’s newest member of their Board of Trustees after he was sworn into office during a special meeting on May 12.

An Inglewood Parking and Traffic Commissioner, Roberts was one of seven applicants who applied to fill the unexpired term of the late Ken Brown, who died in late March.

Roberts comes to the position with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Physics from Morehouse College and a Master’s Degree in Applied Physics from Clark Atlanta University.

“This role is very important because it’s the voice of Inglewood on our community college board,” Roberts said. “In this capacity, I’ll have the direct opportunity to help craft and implement policies that ensure our students and community are being served by El Camino Community College.”

In addition to strengthening the connection between El Camino, the city of Inglewood and Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD), Roberts is picking up the mantle left by his predecessor Ken Brown and will continue to encourage students to transfer to either four-year universities or historically Black colleges and universities.

“I plan to explore dual enrollment opportunities, program creation, and increasing El Camino’s presence at key events and beyond,” added Roberts.

Roberts continued, “So far, I’ve voted on actions to improve facilities and have actively participated in meetings with IUSD representatives and El Camino’s administration to make this happen. I’m excited about the possibilities and believe we can do some great work together.”

Roberts was named to the 40 Under 40 in US Transportation Industry by Mass Transit Magazine in 2016 and awarded a John F.  Kennedy Award from the LA County Democratic Party in 2018.

He has traveled to 60 countries and has lived in Argentina, Dominican Republic, and Spain.  Roberts is a Senior Community Outreach professional for one of the nation’s largest transportation agencies and serves on the Board of Directors and as an adviser for two local non-profits. In his spare time, he can be found volunteering on political campaigns and causes that he believes in.

Roberts was sworn into office this month by Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. and will represent Inglewood and Ladera Heights on the El Camino College Board of Trustees for the remainder of the current term ending on Nov. 5, 2024.