New Leadership at LBCC Board of Trustees; Doug Otto and Irma Archuleta Elected to Top Positions

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(Left to right) LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, past Board of Trustee President Jeff Kellogg and newly elected Trustee President Otto.

(Left to right) LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, past Board of Trustee President Jeff Kellogg and newly elected Trustee President Otto.

The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees elected Doug Otto as its new Board President and Irma Archuleta as Vice President. They will serve in their positions for one year.

Otto is an attorney in private practice in Long Beach. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, a Master of Arts degree jointly from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary and a law degree from the University of Chicago. He has been a full adjunct professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law, where he taught for 16 years. He has been very active in his home town of Long Beach. He is a Founder and Past President of both the Long Beach Foundation for Architectural and Cultural Heritage and Long Beach Heritage. He is a former President of the Long Beach Bar Association, which named him Lawyer of the Year in 2005. He was elected as District Trustee for Area 4 in 2004.

Irma Archuleta is Vice President of Student Affairs for Evergreen Valley College. She has a long, successful track record in higher education within both the California Community College and California State University systems where she has served in ascending administrative roles. In addition to her administrative positions, she has taught political science and ethnic studies courses at the CSU and community college level. Archuleta attended Compton College and graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Studies with emphasis on Bilingual Education. She was appointed as the District Trustee for Area 2 in 2014.

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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