Office of Innovation


Office of Innovation

LBCC’s Department of Innovation is committed to expanding the college’s impact by strategically investing in equity-focused initiatives to drive change and access for prospective and current students, faculty, and staff.

We dream, develop, launch, operationalize, and support strategic initiatives that contribute to success for all, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Innovation is central to LBCC’s Strategic Plan 2022-26.

Highlights of Key Initiatives

The Department of Innovation also provides oversight for the $30 Million Gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott received in June 2021.

Awards and Recognitions

The Office of Innovation was recently recognized by the League for Innovation in the Community College with a 2022-23 Innovation of the Year Award for the Afterschool Program!

Innovation of the Year Award Badge

Innovation Team

Tracy Carmichael's Leadership Headshot

Dr. Tracy Carmichael
Chief Innovation Officer
(562) 938-5082

Erin Murphy's headshot

Erin Murphy
Director, Special Projects
(562) 938-4732

Kimberly Nepomuceno's headshot

Kimberly Nepomuceno
Administrative Support Specialist
(562) 938-4123