Dr. Tangelia Alfred-Gentles is an Academic Dean at Los Angeles Southwest Community College, one of the nine community colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). As Academic Dean she has administrative responsibility for key areas in Academic Affairs including responsibility for the following departments; Math, Science, Health, Kinesiology and Curriculum. Tangelia is also the elected Treasurer of the LACCD Administrators Association/Teamsters 911, which includes Deans from all nine LACCD campuses.

Prior to her appointment as Academic Dean she served as Dean of Student Services, an Instructor and a Counselor. Her collective experience in the LACCD extends more than 18 years. Prior to joining the LACCD team she was Project Coordinator for Project 12 of the I Have A Dream Foundation.

Tangelia is a veteran educator with strong community ties. During her time in LACCD she has been Committee Chair for a variety of committees representing students, faculty, staff and the community. In her many years as an educator Tangelia as received countless awards and recognitions for her student centered approach and servant leadership style. She has a passion for helping to improve the community and assisting students with attending and graduating from college.

Her professional, educational and community affiliations include the following:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
  • Association of Black Psychologist (ABPsi)
  • Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE)
  • Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA)
  • Black Women’s Health Foundation
  • Kaleidoscope Leadership Institute
  • LASC Center for Retention and Transfer Mentor

Dr. Tangelia Alfred-Gentles earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University Bakersfield in Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in multicultural counseling from San Diego State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University Long Beach. Tangelia lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and daughter.