The Associated Students of the Ventura County Community College District have announced that Kimberly Ramos was elected student trustee of the Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees. Ramos received 1,521 votes from a total of 3,417 votes cast. “Ramos demonstrates a passion for serving, having held positions as president for the Latina/o Leadership Network, student office assistant for Supplemental Instruction Coordinator, student aid for BEACH community within the department of Learning Resources and as a tutor,” said VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin.
“My role as a student worker has provided much insight into the needs of students that go beyond tutoring,” stated Ramos. “I have witnessed first-hand the challenges many students face and understand the services needed to support student retention and successful class completion,” she added.
Equitable access to housing, day care, technology and a safe place for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are among the many issues she plans to address during her tenure as student trustee.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we look forward to working with Ms. Ramos and supporting her efforts to improve student retention – a primary goal of the Board,” stated VCCCD Board Chair Bernardo Perez. “We thank outgoing student trustee Josue Ruiz for his service and welcome Kimberly Ramos as the newest member of our governing board,” added Perez.
Ramos has completed 35 units within the VCCCD and holds a cumulative GPA of 3.0. She will take office beginning June 1 and will be sworn in during the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 13.