Making a Difference
ECC Fire Academy Graduation
Supporting Vocational Programs
ECC Gym Grand Opening
ECC Welcomes La Bamba Director Luis Valdez
With Senator Bradford and Centinela Trustee Rojas
Nilo is Supported by ECC Teachers
Hawthorne Memorial Day Ceremony
ECC Athletic Hall of Fame
ECC Robotics Academy
ECC Police Explorer Graduation with Hawthorne PD cadets and Chief Ishii
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EL CAMINO COLLEGE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
As President of the El Camino College Board of Trustees, Nilo promoted student and employee input on college decisions. He has also been a financial watchdog over new building projects, including a new gym, student services building, administration building, and pool. He has supported programs to help first year and underrepresented students including the Veterans program, the Black Student Union, MESA, Puente, the Honors Transfer Program, the First Year Experience, and the student food bank. He also initiated a student safety task force which increased campus lighting and safety.
Nilo was raised by a single mother from Costa Rica who taught him the value of hard work and education. As a high school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, he has helped hundreds of students prepare for colleges and careers. That is why he has supported “Dual Enrollment” El Camino college classes in Centinela, Wiseburn, Hawthorne and Lennox School District high schools. He has also supported the “South Bay Promise” program which provides 2 years of free college to most students. He believes both college prep and vocational/career courses are important options for students.
Nilo has been a Hawthorne School District Board President, Hawthorne Prosecutor, Hawthorne Rotary President, and a former Hawthorne City Council Member.
He has dedicated his career to helping Hawthorne and Lennox students. He supported the El Camino College Project Labor Agreement which will result in student apprenticeships and economic benefits to the community. He also supported the creation of the ECC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee to ensure that El Camino College reflects the diversity of the El Camino College District community.