Adrian Gonzalez, Inst. Assistant, Assistive Technology
Contact/Hours Mondays thru Fridays 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Demonstrates usage of Assistive Technology and Adaptive Technology for DSPS, Textbook conversion to any format such as MP3, Kurzweil 3000, Large print, Daisy. I work closely with DSP&S counselors and helping with appropriate accommodations. I am bilingual in Spanish and American Sign Language. I provide placement testing for discovering academic skills level. I assist students with the financial aid application process. I provide consultation to campus administrators for related assistive technology accommodations.
I received certification as an Assistive Technologist from Cal State Northridge University. My present position is working at Los Angeles Mission College as an Instructional Assistant/Assistive Technologist. I regularly attend conferences and workshops facilitated by the State Chancellor’s Office of High Tech Training Center Unit in Cupertino, CA. I also attend CAPED conventions annually. In addition, I have recently been appointed to the Executive Board of the California Association of Post Secondary Education on Disability CAPED as their Historian. I have also been appointed to the ADA Advisory Committee for the LACCD. Every semester I coordinate local High School visits to LAMC for a DSP&S orientation and invite various disciplines. I coordinate opportunities for college departments to showcase their courses as well as a campus tour for recruitment purposes. I provide campus-wide awareness of ADA Accessible Document Training. I coordinate tutoring orientation for the campus library tutoring programs. I regularly assist Dr. Larry Resendez with on-going programs and projects for DSPS students. I have been appointed to the following committees: Distance Education Committee and the ADA Advisory Committee. I am especially proud of the amazing opportunity of implementing and coordinating an annual LACCD Disability Summit since October 2015 for over 350 district wide attendees.
Marian E. Murray,Special Services Assistant
Contact/Hours Monday thru Thursday 8am-4:45pm, Friday 8am-12pm
- Scheduling student appointments to see DSPS Counselors and Director
- Direct student Test Proctoring and return of exams to faculty
- Coordinate daily operations of DSPS department
I am from Sierra Leone, West Africa and came to the US in 1989. I have 20 years of experience working in the Food Service Industry with part of it coinciding with my start with the Los Angeles Community College District. My first position with the district was at Los Angeles Valley College for six years. In 2006 I transferred to the DSPS department here at Los Angles Mission College. In addition to my position with DSPS, I was the elected Chapter Chair for AFT 1521A for two consecutive terms from 2008-2012. I was also an appointed member of College Counsel and Staff Development. I continue to participate in AFT sponsored events related to the district and community.