Eric Latham, MPA

Tarjan Center at UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles
760 Westwood Plaza
58-228 Semel Institute
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1759
Phone: 310-794-1235
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Last Updated: November 18, 2016

Eric Latham

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Pathway at UCLA Extension
Discipline(s): Education: General
Education: Administration
Education/Special Education
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Education: Postsecondary Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities, College Preparation, Online Education, Online Teaching


Eric M Latham, MPA, joined UCLA Extension in 2006 as the founding director of Pathway, a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities.  Pathway has been recognized by as an exemplary program by the UCLA Chancellor, the ANCOR Foundation, the Down Syndrome Society of Los Angeles, and the University Continuing Education Association.  Mr. Latham has more than 27 years experience working with and for people with disabilities as a direct support professional, program director, administrator, and advocate. Throughout his career, Mr. Latham has been fortunate to be involved with many innovative projects aimed to increase the effectiveness and quality of services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Mr. Latham received his undergraduate degree and graduate studies in special education from the University of Oregon. He then moved to Seattle and served as the Chief Operating Officer for PROVAIL, a recognized leader in the field of supported services for children and adults with disabilities. In 2002, Eric and his family moved to California, where he oversaw development and staff training related to day programs serving adults with developmental disabilities for the MENTOR Network. In 2006, Eric received his Masters in Public Administration, with a unique specialization focusing on the administration of programs for populations with disabilities.