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The mission of the President’s Latino Advisory Committee is to help enhance the educational success of Latino students at PCC.

PLAC was formed for the purpose of providing input directly to PCC’s president on the needs of the large Latino community served by PCC. It is comprised of both community members and PCC faculty and staff. We welcome involvement from the local business and the civic community.


Donate to the PLAC Scholarship Fund

PLAC also raises funds for scholarships. We have awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to qualified students. The recipients excel academically, are student leaders and volunteer in the community. The funds for the scholarships were raised from PLAC committee members, PCC faculty and staff, local businesses and community members who want to support the educational achievements of students who attend PCC.

Last year, Maria Camacho was one of our scholarship recipients. Maria's mother took what little savings she had so her daughter could enroll at PCC; it was enough for 3 units. Maria said "I do have faith on the risks I'm taking towards my career... If I take it I will learn something from it and if I let it go I would never know what could have happened." Please consider helping more students, like Maria, through a sponsorship.


  • Community Members
  • Roberta Martínez, PLAC Co-Chair
  • Alice Araiza
  • Coralito Arambula
  • Christian Cruz
  • Vania De La Cuba
  • Rose Garris
  • Armando González
  • Victor Griego
  • Henry "Hank" Guerrero
  • Juan Gutièrrez
  • Lizette Henderson
  • Teresa Lamb Simpson
  • Dr. Juan Francisco Lara
  • Darlene Leyba
  • Kristi Lopez
  • Felix W. Loya, esq.
  • Talin Mangioglu
  • Sandi Mejia
  • Leticia Montañez
  • Stella Murga
  • Yuny Parada
  • Isabel Ramírez
  • Mariana Robles-Dalany
  • Joyce Roys-Aguilera
  • Gabe Sermeño
  • Paulina Velasco
  • College Members
  • Dr. Mark W. Rocha, Superintendent/ President, PLAC Co-Chair
  • Sara Aldas-Miranda
  • Carlos “Tito” Altamirano
  • Melva G. Alvarez
  • James J. Aragón
  • Dr. Ofelia R. Arellano
  • Berlinda J. Brown
  • Javier Carbajal-Ramos
  • Graciela R. Caringella
  • Juan Pablo Carreón
  • Salomon G. Dávila
  • Yajaira De La Paz
  • Rita F. Gonzáles
  • Blanca Hernández-Henderson
  • Barbara A. León
  • Cha M. Mancini
  • Dr. Cynthia D. Olivo
  • Maria Proaño-Gómez
  • Grace Santiago