Louise Jaffe for S.M. College Trustee
Louise Jaffe and Family Louise at PTA Rally

Santa Monica College exemplifies affordable, inclusive, world-class education. Every day we prove that open access and high quality can go hand-in-hand. SMC is welcoming and supportive for everyone who wants to learn. Our motto: "Changing lives in the global community through excellence in education" is actualized every day.

I am proud of my work at Santa Monica College.

  • #1 in transfers to the UCs for 31 years
  • Perfect audits for the past 16 years
  • Sustainability leader in curriculum, facilities, and transportation
  • Extraordinary asset for our community – includes KCRW and The Broad Stage

My focus is student success and the fiscal responsibility essential to ensure SMC's continued vitality and excellence. Effective on the SMC Board and in Sacramento, I’ve helped SMC achieve:

  • Priority enrollment for Santa Monica and Malibu residents
  • Free tuition for high school students
  • Free tuition for first-time full-time students from local high schools
  • Protecting Emeritus College from proposed state budget cuts
  • Community-serving partnerships with Santa Monica, Malibu, and SMMUSD

I’m passionate about excellence in public education and will ensure SMC continues to provide access and excellence for you and your family.

State Senator Allen, Assemblymember Bloom, Supervisor Kuehl, Santa Monica Mayor Winterer, Malibu Councilwoman Rosenthal, College Board Chair Snell, and School Board President Tahvildaran-Jesswein, all endorse me.

Please help Santa Monica College continue to build great futures for our local students. Vote YES on Measure SMC.



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