Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez Named Director of the Student Success and Support Program at LBCC

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Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez is the new Director of the Student Success and Support Program at LBCC

Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez is the new Director of the Student Success and Support Program at LBCC.

Long Beach City College has hired Sonia De La Torre-Iniguez as the Director of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP). She is the first person to permanently serve in this newly created position at LBCC.

SSSP is a statewide program within the California community college system, with the goal of helping students achieve their educational objectives in more a timely manner. SSSP is comprised of four core components: orientation, assessment, counseling and educational planning, and follow-up services for at-risk students.

“SSSP is an important statewide effort to help more students earn degrees or transfer to a university,” LBCC President-Superintendent Eloy Ortiz Oakley said. “With Sonia’s extensive experience with student success initiatives, she is the right person to lead the program here at LBCC.”

De La Torre-Iniguez is responsible for managing LBCC’s SSSP efforts by developing programs and initiatives in partnership with existing student services, such as counseling and assessment and orientation. She will collaborate with faculty and staff to identify and provide academic resources.

De La Torre-Iniguez comes to LBCC from Scripps College in Claremont, where she was the senior assistant dean for Academic Resources and Services. While there she expanded the First-Generation @ Scripps program, which received national recognition.

Prior to Scripps, De La Torre-Iniguez worked in student advising positions at UC Riverside and UC Davis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from UC Davis and a master’s degree in educational counseling and guidance from CSU San Bernardino.

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