Alejandro Lomeli, a graduate from Santa Fe High School, is a first generation college student currently enrolled in his third year at Long Beach City College. Alejandro naturally became involved in student leadership at LBCC after many years of participation in student government in high school and in other clubs on campus. Within his first three weeks of attending LBCC, Alejandro was appointed as the Representative of Legislative Affairs for the Associated Student Body. While in that position, he met other student leaders and learned of the issues facing community college students not only on locally, but on the state and national level.
After his first year at Long Beach, Alejandro decided that he could do more in his role as a student leader to empower students and be a voice for those who weren't being heard. In his capacity to participate in the governance process of the college, he became the student representative on the district's Auxiliary Board Inc., overseeing the college bookstore and food services, and on the Calendar Committee which sets the dates for each academic year.
Aside from being involved at LBCC, Alejandro is serving his second term on the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) as the System Affairs Director for Region VIII. He is also the Student Senate Liaison for the California Community College Association of Student Trustees (CCCAST), the student representative for the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Student Success and Support Programs Advisory Committee (SSSPAC), Scorecard Advisory Group (SAG), Common Assessment Initiative Steering Committee (CAISC), Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI), and IEPI's specialized training on Leadership and Professional Development. Most recently, he became a regional organizer on the College Promise Campaign with hopes to use the Long Beach College Promise model to develop programs across the state that cover tuition and fees for students in their first two years at a community college.
Lomeli is currently serving his second term as Student Trustee with plans to receive an AA in Administration of Justice before transferring to California State University Long Beach (CSULB). He, one day, hopes to oversee the Community Relations department within the Long Beach Police Department. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.