N E W S FROM THE Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations Office of Media Relations (213) 974-7654 For further information, contact: Ava Gutierrez December 20, 2007 (213) 974-7654 Telephone / (213) 687-4251 Facsimile (818) 317-5516 Cell / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Former President of the Garvey School Board Appointed to the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission Los Angeles – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has confirmed the appointment of Felipe Agredano, former President of the Garvey School District Board of Education as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission. He was appointed by Supervisor Gloria Molina, as a representative of District 1, covering Southeast Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley to East Los Angeles. Commissioner Agredano has been instructor at East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles Trade Tech College, and California State University, Northridge. From 2005 to 2007, he served as a Vice President and President of the Garvey Board of Education. He formerly worked on the staff of California State Senator Jack Scott. He helped to establish the East Los Angeles College’s Rosemead Educational Center, a satellite college campus in the San Gabriel Valley, the Jaime Escalante Math Academy (a life dream of the legendary Garfield High School teacher) and, with Supervisor Molina’s support, established the first open-space classroom, for outdoor education in wild life conservation, life science and Shakespearian literature. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University where he worked at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and W.E. B. Du Bois Institute. He also studied comparative religion at Oxford University. He serves on the outreach programs for both UC Berkeley and Harvard Universities, and is excited about his new position as Commissioner. “I look forward to working with the Commission’s faith-based initiatives and to greatly expand the zerohour programs in the schools, in hope of making this program pivotal in the lives of our young people” says Commissioner Agredano.