INGLEWOOD (2UG) – Inglewood Parking & Traffic Commissioner Brett Roberts was sworn in to the El Camino College Board of Trustees on May 12.
Roberts applied to fill the unexpired term of the late Ken Brown who died in late March.
The term ends November 2024.
Roberts was sworn in by Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. who he developed a close working relationship as a community relations representative for Metro on the K-Line projects.
Roberts spoke with the ECC Union, the colleges student run newspaper about his appointment.
“When the opportunity, I’ll say unfortunately, arose I knew that it had to be filled by someone,” Roberts said. “With everything I’ve been doing recently [it] would put me in a position to be able to add value, contribute from day one, so I took a stab at it.”
Roberts plans to create more synergy between the college and Inglewood Unified School District to encourage more students to attend.
“I want our IUSD kids to look at El Camino and know that this a place that’s for them and it’s right in their backyard. It can be integral to their success just like Santa Monica College was for me,” Roberts said. “So if I can do that, that’s great.”
Inglewood Unified will be holding commencement ceremonies for its senior graduates at Marsee Auditorium in El Camino College on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The graduation ceremonies will take place at the following times: MHS at 9:00 a.m., CHIPS at 1:00 p.m., and IHS at 5:00 p.m.
Emilie St. John is a contributing writer for 2UrbanGirls.com and the Los Angeles Wave newspaper