Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Compton Community College District.

The board is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities of advocating for and protecting the district, and assisting in establishing a climate in which high standards are maintained and institutional goals are accomplished. (BP 2200 - Board Duties and Responsibilities)

The Board of Trustees consists of five (5) members elected by the qualified voters of the District (BP 2000 - Board Membership). The board also includes a non-voting student trustee who is elected by students (BP 2020 - Student Trustee).

Andres Ramos  Andres Ramos (Trustee Area 1)
Andres Ramos was elected to the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees for the first time in November 2007 at the age of 22, making him the youngest Latino board member in the District's history. He is a native of Lynwood and is a product of the Lynwood Unified School District. Ramos attended Long Beach City College and transferred to USC where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications. Currently, he is pursuing a master's degree in communication studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
Trustee Area 1 Map (PDF)
Barbara Calhoun  Barbara Jean Calhoun (Trustee Area 2)
Barbara Jean Calhoun resides in the city of Compton, and retired after more than 34 years of service to the City of Los Angeles, where she worked as a clerk typist supervisor and traffic officer. Since 2014, she has served as a proctor for the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners. Calhoun was elected and served two consecutive terms, in 2003 and 2007, as a city council member for the City of Compton (District 1). She also served one term on the Board of Trustees for the Compton Unified School District from 2001-2003. She attended Los Angeles Trade-Tech College where she studied labor law.
Trustee Area 2 Map (PDF)
Sonia Lopez  Sonia Lopez (Trustee Area 3)
Sonia Lopez, a resident of South Gate, was first elected to the CCCD Board of Trustees in 2013 at the age of 30. She is the deputy director of engagement for Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Second District. In 2019, Lopez served as district director for California State Senate Budget Chair Holly J. Mitchell of the 30th District. Lopez has overseen all district operations and represented the senator throughout the 30th Senatorial District at various community events and meetings while handling the policy areas of higher education, transportation, utilities, youth, workforce, labor, senior affairs, women's rights, homelessness, and anti-poverty. Lopez has played an instrumental role in creating events throughout the 30th Senatorial District to educate the community on such issues as the Affordable Care Act, common senior frauds, and homelessness. In the past nine years, she has helped to provide resources to families from disadvantaged communities by hosting various district annual events. Throughout her tenure with Senator Mitchell, Lopez has been dedicated to helping constituents navigate state government. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked closely with constituents experiencing severe financial hardships to ensure their access to unemployment benefits. She serves on the Advisory Board for LAtinas, Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation RBI Advisory Committee, and is an active member in the Young Elected Officials Network and National Association of Latino Elected Officials.
Trustee Area 3 Map (PDF)
Juanita Doplemore  Juanita Doplemore (Trustee Area 4)
Juanita Doplemore, a Long Beach resident, is a long-time employee of Federal Express and currently works as a senior global service analyst. She also serves on the California Student Aid Commission as a community appointee, co-chairing the Data, Research, and Strategic Planning Committee and contributing as a member of the Student Impact, Outreach and Communications Committee. Doplemore seeks out philanthropic and community advocacy opportunities and in 2019, served as co-chair of the Veterans Affairs Commission for the City of Long Beach. She is an active member of the Collins Neighborhood Association and served as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles where she was also a council delegate from 2017-2020. Doplemore is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree online through the University of Washington, Seattle, and she earned an associate degree from North Seattle Community College.
Trustee Area 4 Map (PDF)
Sharoni Little  Dr. Sharoni Denise Little (Trustee Area 5)
Dr. Sharoni Denise Little is CEO of The Strategist Company, LLC. She is a global strategist and expert in inclusion, diversity, equity, antiracism, bias mitigation, executive leadership, social justice, and inclusive communication who advises organizations, executives, educators, and community leaders globally on the development of holistic, evidence-based strategies and solutions. Previously, she was the inaugural leader of global inclusion at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), overseeing the company's global strategic diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts. Prior to joining CAA, Little, a professor emeritus, served as the vice dean and senior diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. She is an author and has been featured on top media outlets. An educational and social advocate, Little is vice chair of the California Community Colleges Women's Committee, and a member of the California Community Colleges Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility statewide steering committee. She earned a doctorate in rhetoric, cultural studies and law from Indiana University, a doctorate in education from the University of Southern California, and both a master's and bachelor's degree in organizational communication from California State University, Los Angeles.
Trustee Area 5 Map (PDF)
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Shoniqua Thomas, Student Trustee
Shoniqua Thomas, a resident of Long Beach, is a non-traditional student who graduated from InfoTech Career College of Paramount in 2013. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant who has worked for home healthcare agencies caring for clients. She is currently a psychology major at Compton College who plans to transfer to an HBCU or CSU campus. She is a student worker, has served as an Associated Student Government commissioner, and participates in EOPS, College Corps, and Black Males of Color.


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Compton CCD Trustee Areas Map
- February 2022

While the areas listed below have city/community designations, the geographical boundaries are not exactly the same as the municipalities referenced. The official County of Los Angeles Election district maps: ( should be consulted for exact boundaries.

The trustee areas are:
Area 1 - Compton, Lynwood, East Rancho Dominguez
Area 2 - Willowbrook, Enterprise, Compton, West Rancho Dominguez
Area 3 - Lynwood, South Gate, Paramount, Downey
Area 4 - Paramount, Bellflower, Lakewood, Long Beach
Area 5 - Compton, Carson

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