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May 26, 1989
Donald Phelps, a longtime Seattle educator and community leader, was inaugurated Thursday as the new chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest junior college system in the country. Phelps, 56, is the first black to lead the nine-college system, whose population of more than 100,000 students is more than 70% ethnic minorities. About 2,000 people, including Mayor Tom Bradley and some of the new chancellor's close friends from Seattle, filled the Grand Theater at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for the formal installation ceremony.
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July 10, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Donald G. Phelps, the first African American to lead the community college systems in Los Angeles and Seattle, died Saturday in Austin, Texas, after a short illness. He was 73. He had spent two decades in public education when he was recruited to helm the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District in 1988.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Donald G. Phelps, chancellor of the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District for five years, announced Tuesday that he will leave to take a university teaching post. Phelps, 63, asked the Board of Trustees to release him by Jan. 1 from his contract, which runs until September, 1994, so that he can begin teaching at the University of Texas at Austin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Donald G. Phelps, chancellor of the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District for five years, announced Tuesday that he will leave to take a university teaching post. Phelps, 63, asked the Board of Trustees to release him by Jan. 1 from his contract, which runs until September, 1994, so that he can begin teaching at the University of Texas at Austin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Donald G. Phelps, chancellor of the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District for the five years, announced Tuesday that he will leave to take a university teaching post. Phelps, 63, asked the Board of Trustees to release him by Jan. 1 from his contract, which runs until September, 1994, so that he can begin teaching at the University of Texas at Austin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
In many parts of Los Angeles County, the only contests Tuesday are runoff elections for two seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board. As a result, concerned that a voter turnout of under 10% is likely, the four candidates stress the powerful influence that college trustees have on the district's nine campuses and 105,000 students. None of the four is an incumbent, but Rose Ochi and Althea Baker have enormous financial and staff support from the American Federation of Teachers College Guild local and much of the Democratic Party establishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Donald G. Phelps, the first African American to lead the community college systems in Los Angeles and Seattle, died Saturday in Austin, Texas, after a short illness. He was 73. He had spent two decades in public education when he was recruited to helm the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1990
A 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Community College District was named president Wednesday of Los Angeles City College, the oldest and most ethnically diverse of Los Angeles' nine community colleges. Edwin A. Young, 60, of Granada Hills, was selected by the district Board of Trustees after serving as interim president since September.
NEWS
November 6, 1993
A Los Angeles Community College District vice chancellor has been named interim head of the nine-campus system until a permanent successor to departing Chancellor Donald G. Phelps is selected. Neil Yoneji, vice chancellor of the business services division, will assume leadership of the district Dec. 31. The former Saddleback Community College District administrator joined the Los Angeles district in 1991. Phelps, 63, has been chancellor since 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1989
Lindsay Conner was elected president of the Los Angeles Community College District's Board of Trustees after he was sworn into his third four-year term as trustee Wednesday. Also inaugurated during upbeat ceremonies at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College were first-term trustees Althea Baker and Patrick Owens.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1993 | JEAN MERL, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Donald G. Phelps, chancellor of the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District for the five years, announced Tuesday that he will leave to take a university teaching post. Phelps, 63, asked the Board of Trustees to release him by Jan. 1 from his contract, which runs until September, 1994, so that he can begin teaching at the University of Texas at Austin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
In many parts of Los Angeles County, the only contests Tuesday are runoff elections for two seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board. As a result, concerned that a voter turnout of under 10% is likely, the four candidates stress the powerful influence that college trustees have on the district's nine campuses and 105,000 students. None of the four is an incumbent, but Rose Ochi and Althea Baker have enormous financial and staff support from the American Federation of Teachers College Guild local and much of the Democratic Party establishment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989
Donald Phelps, a longtime Seattle educator and community leader, was inaugurated Thursday as the new chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest junior college system in the country. Phelps, 56, is the first black to lead the nine-college system, whose population of more than 100,000 students is more than 70% ethnic minorities. About 2,000 people, including Mayor Tom Bradley and some of the new chancellor's close friends from Seattle, filled the Grand Theater at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for the formal installation ceremony.
NEWS
March 29, 1990
A 30-year veteran of the Los Angeles Community College District on Wednesday was named president of Los Angeles City College after a nationwide search by the district Board of Trustees. Edwin A. Young, 60, of Granada Hills was selected from a field of 71 applicants to serve as the 10th president of the 61-year-old Hollywood campus, the oldest of the district's nine campuses, with an enrollment of 16,500 students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1990
The Los Angeles Community College District has abandoned its plan to build new headquarters on Vermont Avenue across from Los Angeles City College and instead has bought an existing nine-story, $12-million office building in the Mid-Wilshire district. The purchase is expected to be completed next week and the building, located at the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Norton Avenue, will then undergo $5-million worth of renovation, District Chancellor Donald G. Phelps said Thursday.
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