Cerritos College Names New Vice President of Business Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2010
Media Contact:Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2287
NORWALK, Calif. - February 8, 2010 - David El Fattal has been selected as Vice President of Business Services at Cerritos College.
The Cerritos College Board of Trustees approved his contract at its regular meeting on February 3. Interim Vice President James Albanese finished his contract at the end of January.
Beginning March 1 El Fattal will oversee the Business Services Office including budgeting, accounting, payroll, information technology, purchasing, contract and risk management, auxiliary services contracts, and facilities and construction.
“I am honored to be joining the Cerritos College team. Moreover, I am looking forward to working with all stakeholders and helping the institution overcome the myriad fiscal and educational challenges we face today.”
El Fattal has worked in public education since 2002. Most recently, he served as assistant superintendent of business services at Culver City Unified School District. In this capacity, he provided strategic and operational leadership on key issues including fiscal, legal, collective bargaining, public communications and city/community affairs. He directly oversaw the same business services functions that he will be responsible for at the college.
From 2002 to 2003 he served in the business services area at the Alameda County Office of Education, Conejo Valley Unified School District in Thousand Oaks, and Las Virgenes Unified School District in Calabasas.
Earlier in his career, El Fattal held customer relations management positions in the private sector, and founded and managed a boutique consulting firm. He also taught marketing and management courses for the University of Phoenix at its Southern California campus, while managing the consulting business.
El Fattal holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
“His depth of experience in business operations of the public education system including information technology and facility management will help our college move forward,” said Cerritos College President/Superintendent Dr. Linda Lacy. Mr. El Fattal will be a terrific addition to the college’s management team.”
Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.