Fred Piegonski, Executive Assistant to the President  
               Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 
                           (323) 953-4000  ext. 2243                            

                      For Immediate Release:  November 7, 2006

David Ambroz Named New Executive Director
of the LA City College Foundation

Photo:  David Ambroz in front of the Chemistry Building on LACC’s campus

David Ambroz in front of the Chemistry Building on LACC’s campus  
(photo by Michelle Long-Coffee)

A Strategic Planner with Hollywood Connections

“Los Angeles City College is poised for tremendous growth,” said David Ambroz, who was recently named the new executive director for the LACC Foundation. “The flagship of the LA Community College District is undergoing an exciting metamorphosis and I am pleased to head the college’s foundation at this auspicious time,” he said.

Mr. Ambroz comes to the college from EPG Inc., a Hollywood-based land use consultant company.  There, as managing director, he headed a company that has helped with the redevelopment of Hollywood.  An attorney, Mr. Ambroz also recently served as director of public policy for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“I look forward to working with college president Steve Maradian and am impressed with his New York can-do attitude,” he said. Mr. Ambroz is reviewing the foundation’s goals and mission and he said he will soon meet with campus department chairs to discuss their vision and campus needs.  “I hope to facilitate major institutional giving and I plan to ensure that the foundation operates with the utmost transparency.”

One of his goals is to reach out to the disenfranchised of the community, including foster care youth and those served by independent living.  He hopes to find ways to encourage them to seek out the college for their educational needs.    The foundation will also play an increasing role in the solicitation and management of large-scale grants.

“I also intend to reach out to college alumni,” he said, “as I hope they will take an even more active role in the college and provide our students with information on job and internship opportunities.”

Born in New York City, Mr. Ambroz attended high school in Northampton, Massachusetts.   As a student there, he also took part in an exchange student program in northern Spain.  He went on to get his bachelor’s degree in political science (honors) from Vassar College, with his thesis covering critical race theory legislation.  “I firmly believe that, in our democracy, those affected by laws or policies should have a say in formulating them,” he said.

After a year abroad studying politics, philosophy and economics at the University of Oxford in England, he went on to get his law degree from the UCLA School of Law.  He is a licensed attorney with the California Bar. 

“I look forward to working with the college community to develop priorities as the college moves forward in this next, exciting phase of its development,” he said.



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