LBCC District Board of Trustees Appoint Irma Archuleta to Fill Area 2 Vacancy

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Irma Archuleta (far left) is sworn in by Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley (center).  Former Area 2 Trustee and current Long Beach Councilmember Roberto Uranga stands near (far right).

Irma Archuleta (far left) is sworn in by Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley (center). Former Area 2 Trustee and current Long Beach Councilmember Roberto Uranga stands near (far right).

Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees announced at Thursday night’s Board of Trustees special meeting that Irma Archuleta will fill the Area 2 vacancy with a unanimous vote of 4-0.

“It was a difficult decision because we had a number of qualified and interested community members who wanted to serve,” said Board President Jeffrey A. Kellogg. “After going through the application process and two rounds of interviews, Irma demonstrated leadership and experience that made her the best possible choice for the Board of Trustees.”

Archuleta was selected from a field of 11 candidates. She is currently the Vice President of Student Affairs for Evergreen Valley College in San Jose. She is a product of community college; she attended Compton College before transferring to California State University, Dominguez Hills. She graduated with a Masters degree in Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Studies with emphasis on Bilingual Education. Archuleta’s career includes serving several local institutions, including California State University, Long Beach, El Camino College and Compton College. She is a 13-year resident of Long Beach.

“I will bring to this Board the needs of our community and I will represent Area 2 in the best way possible,” said Archuleta after she took her seat on the dais. “I commit to working with the Board of Trustees and collaborating with you to maintain and improve the health of this District. I will work ensure that all of our college constituents’ views and perspectives are heard and incorporated to make this a better institution. This is already a great college, but we will make it better.”

Long Beach City College Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley swore Archuleta in during the special meeting. Archuleta will hold office until the next regularly-scheduled Board election in April 2016. She is eligible to run for the Area 2 seat during that election.

“I fully support the Board of Trustees and the appointment process to fulfill the remainder of my Long Beach Community College District term,” said former Area 2 Board of Trustee and current Long Beach City Councilmember Roberto Uranga. “I am confident that Irma will serve the Area 2 residents well on the Board of Trustees.”

About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of over 25,000 students each semester. The education program’s primary purpose is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, entry into work or career development, and to support businesses in economic development. Long Beach City College serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill and Avalon. Long Beach City College promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Visit www.LBCC.edu for more information on Long Beach City College.

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