Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC)
Leticia Barajas is the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. In addition to implementing, organizing, and administering instructional programs, Ms. Barajas supervises the deans of all academic areas and provides dynamic leadership for a number of campus-wide initiatives including the Pathways to Academic, Career and Transfer Success Model, LATTC’s innovative student success initiative.Ms. Barajas previously served as Dean of Academic Affairs at LATTC for over seven years. As Dean, Ms. Barajas was the supervising administrator for the Construction, Design and Manufacturing, Transportation, Allied Health and Continuing Education departments which accounts for approximately 40% of the campus’ faculty with over fifty full-time and seventy-five adjunct faculty.Ms. Barajas is known as a champion for at-risk students, immigrants, incumbent workers, and women as she has developed and piloted state-of-the-art programs to bridge them into high-demand industries. As the founder of the Bridges to Success Center, Ms. Barajas launched LATTC’s K-12 partnerships with over thirty middle and high schools. These partnerships allow K-12 students the opportunity to participate in cross-curricular projects, service-learning, core and enrichment classes, and workforce readiness.Leticia Barajas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law and Society from University of California, Irvine and a concentration in Biology (emphasis in Environmental Business Education), and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Dominquez Hills.