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Larry Frank, deputy mayor of Los Angeles, leaves politics to become president of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

Los Angeles Trade-Technical College May 2, 2013

Larry Frank named president of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College

The Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees today approved the new contract, which names City of Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Laurence B. Frank as the new president of Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

Trade Tech serves 27,000 students each year with a primary focus on career-technical education. The LACCD Board of Trustees approved the selection at its regular meeting today May 1st, 2013, which took place at Los Angeles Mission College, following a rigorous search guided by LACCD Chancellor Dr. Daniel LaVista.

Frank will assume his duties on July 1st, 2013. He will take over the college presidency following the retirement of current LATTC president Dr. Roland “Chip” Chapdelaine, who is retiring as president of the downtown Los Angeles community college after a seven-year tenure.

Larry Frank is currently the Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio R. Villaraigosa. In that capacity, Frank is responsible for several city departments including community development, contract administration, and the City’s workforce development program. Frank has worked closely with the college in creating pathways of training for Los Angeles residents.

“It is a great honor to be asked to lead one of the finest educational institutions in Los Angeles. My years at UCLA and the City of Los Angeles have given me many opportunities to partner with L.A. Trade-Technical College and I appreciate the breadth of its contributions to our community. As downtown L.A. experiences a renaissance, Trade Tech is perfectly placed to build new training partnerships and educational opportunities that will lead our students to graduation, certifications, and careers. ”

Frank takes over Trade Tech, as it builds a leadership role throughout community colleges, specializing in career-technical education and competency-based learning models. The campus boasts more than 65 career-technical programs, many which are considered the premier programs within the state of California.
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