ALICE DESOBRY BOWENS

DSC_9248Alice has over 40 years of experience as an educator. She has performed services as an educational consultant, consulting television producer, and adjunct professor. She is the executive director of Platinum Development Associates, which provides consulting for educational professional development, management, and organizational skills. She joined the AULA Board of Trustees in February of 2014.

She received a Commemorative Emmy for Instructional Planning and On Stage Performance for “Hollywood Homeroom,” a four-part series on how to produce videos. Previously she was a community/parent consultant for Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, a consultant for the Community Initiative School, and for the Bill and Melinda Gates Educational Foundation.

Alice served on the Board of Trustees for the Eternal Youth Foundation and the California African American Art Museum. She was a KLCS Television Station and Instructional Focus Committee Member and a member of the Westchester Lutheran School Board.

Currently she serves as a member of the Angel City Links, Links Inc., Advisory Chairperson for LA’s BEST after school program, and on the Executive Board of the Center Theatre Group Affiliates.

She earned a BA from Xavier University and a MA in Urban Studies from Pepperdine University. Alice is the proud mother of Desobry E. Bowens, a United States Naval Officer Aviator and graduate of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and grandmother of two young grandsons, Thomas and Charles. She also loves the Arts and to travel.