LBCCD Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley Appointed to University of California Board of Regents
2014-11-19 · By Editor
Governor Jerry Brown announced Monday that he is appointing Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley to the University of California (UC) Board of Regents.
“I am grateful to the Governor for the opportunity to serve as a UC Regent,” said Oakley. “Through the Long Beach College Promise, I’ve seen the success of an educational system that focuses on students, not separate institutions. I hope to give the UC Regents a new perspective of California’s public education systems and how we created a seamless pathway here in Long Beach. I would like to see the University of California engage with its sister public education systems in examining ways to reduce institutional barriers that confront California students from obtaining a quality college credential.”
“On behalf of the LBCC Board of Trustees, I would like to thank the Governor for filling a long overdue void by adding a critical voice representing the community college system and perspective to the UC Regents with the appointment of Eloy Oakley,” said Board of Trustees President Jeffrey A. Kellogg. “His selection is in recognition of all the outstanding and innovative ideas that have been championed here at LBCC during his tenure as the Superintendent-President and I am certain he will continue to bring that same progressive approach to the UC Regents.”
Oakley was appointed the LBCCD Superintendent-President in 2007. He joined LBCCD in 2002 as the assistant superintendent/executive vice president of administrative services. Prior to LBCCD, he served as the vice president of college services at Oxnard College, assistant vice president of the property and casualty division of Keenan & Associates and manager of risk services at the Coast Community College District. He is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Council of La Raza. Oakley is a board member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Greater Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Community Colleges and the St. Mary’s Medical Center. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine.
The University of California is governed by the 26-member Board of Regents, which exercises approval over university policies, financial affairs, tuition and fees. The board appoints the university president and its principal officers. Eighteen regents, appointed by the governor, serve 12-year terms. Seven serve as ex officio members, including the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the assembly and state superintendent of public instruction. The board also appoints a student regent to a one-year term. In addition, two staff advisors serve two-year terms as non-voting advisors to three Regents’ Committees. There is no compensation for this appointment. The UC Regents meet six times a year.