Reneé D. Martinez


Reneè D. Martinez has worked in the community college field of education for over 36 years. Martinez states that she feels a responsibility to set an example as a leader to all students attending community colleges, especially female students. She also supports her staff and encourages them to be independent in their work environment, to further their education and to provide good customer service to all needing their assistance.

In Renée’s spare time, she enjoys walking with friends, reading for pleasure and most importantly, spending time with her daughter, son-in-law and her grandchildren.

In August of 2012, Ms. Martinez was appointed Interim President at LA City College by the Chancellor of Los Angeles Community College District. In July 2013, Renee’ D. Martinez became LACC’s 16th permanent president. Her responsibilities now include managing all college departments, faculty, and staff as well as overseeing the college budget, student success, and student support services. Her principal responsibility is to provide the vision, leadership, and strategic direction to ensure that LACC achieves the goals set forth by Los Angeles Community College District. President Martinez continues to put students and those in most need at the forefront. She enjoys the challenges of developing and sustaining programs and policies that will continue the more-than-80-year tradition of education excellence in the Los Angeles Community College District. Her career, at every level, has been a reflection of the college mission of an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.