LBCC Trustees Will Fill Vacancy on the Board

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Long Beach City College

With the resignation of former Trustee Roberto Uranga, the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees voted 3-1 (Trustee Sunny Zia dissenting) during their meeting last night to fill the vacancy with a provisional appointment.  The California Education Code requires that the vacancy must be filled within 60 days of the resignation notification.

“This is a unique opportunity to represent an important area of our community and addressing the current and future needs of our LBCC students,” said Board of Trustees President Jeffrey A. Kellogg.  “All interested candidates from Area 2 of the Long Beach Community College District are encouraged to contact the Superintendent-President’s Office for more information.” 

Residents who are interested in being appointed as the interim Board of Trustee Member must be a registered voter and live within Area 2 of the Long Beach Community College District.  The appointed candidate will hold office until the next regularly scheduled Board election in April 2016.  The appointed candidate is eligible to run for the Area 2 seat during this election.

Applications must be received no later than August 22, 2014 by 12:00 pm.  An ad-hoc advisory committee, comprised of the Superintendent-President, the Student Trustee, the Academic Senate President, a Governing Board Member appointed by the Board President and a community member appointed by the Board President, will review the candidates.  At the August 26 Board meeting, Trustees will select candidates to advance to the interview round.  These candidates will be invited to the September 9 meeting and Trustees will appoint after completing the interviews.

Uranga’s resignation was effective July 15, 2014 after being sworn in as the new Long Beach City Councilmember representing the 7th District.

For additional information, including to request an application, please call the Superintendent-President’s Office at (562) 938-4121.

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