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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Professional Growth Committee (formerly Staff Development Committee) at Los Angeles Southwest College is to promote excellence in performance and personal growth among faculty, staff, and administrators by providing opportunities that create incentives to ensure student success and life-long learning.

Committee Charge

This committee shall be responsible for:

1. Coordinating professional development.
2. Planning and coordinating flex activities.
3. Approving individual faculty requests for travel from staff development funds.
4. Taking to the Staff Development Advisory Committee suggestions for College wide activities for staff development.
5. Encouraging faculty to take full advantage of professional development.
6. Reporting once each semester to the Academic Senate.

Committee Membership

 Natalie Nagthall
 Dr. ​Tangelia AlfredDean
 ​Vibha Gupta Classified Manager
 Dawn Robinson​Faculty
 ​Alexis Tucker​Faculty 
​​​​Rosa Song​Faculty
Rashad Saafir​Faculty
 Sidney Cosby Classified Staff
 Vicky OmusonFaculty​
Jan Vanderpool
Classified Staff
​Stephanie Burrus​Faculty
Roxanna Sanchez
Robert Stewart
Eileen Cabrera
Classified Staff
Claudia Garcia-Oliva ​Faculty