Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the Long Beach Community College District and consists of five elected members, each representing one of the five trustee areas of the district. Voters in each of the areas elect the trustee to a four-year term.

Board of Trustee Goals
  • Support the implementation of the 2016-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • Improve Board governance.
  • Support the implementation of an Enrollment Management Plan.
  • Support strategies that improve the fiscal long-term health of the college and district, and devise strategies to improve access and affordability for all college students. 

LBCC District Board of Trustees meetings will occur the 2nd or 4th Tuesdays of each month and are subject to change. Meetings are broadcasted daily on the following LBCC CABLE stations: Channel 15 Long Beach, Channel 29 Lakewood and FIOS Channel 45.

Closed session begins at 4:00 pm. The Open session begins at 5:00 pm.

A captioned version of today’s Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Long Beach City College YouTube Channel within 72 hours of this livestream broadcast.

A picture of Uduak-Joe Ntuk.

Uduak-Joe Ntuk
Trustee, Area 1

Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk proudly represents Uptown Long Beach on the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. Earning his Associates of Arts degree in Liberal Arts at LBCC opened the doors for Trustee Ntuk to further his education and pursue a career in engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach and his Master of Science in Engineering at the University of Southern California.

(562) 584-0219
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Vivian Malauulu
Vice President, Area 2

Vivian Malauulu is the first Latina elected to the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees to represent Area 2 which covers all of West Long Beach and the south-central parts of the city. She is also the first board member with direct ties to a Polynesian family.

(562) 294-1427
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Sunny Zia
President, Area 3

Sunny Zia is serving her second term on the Long Beach Community College District Board, having been elected Trustee for Area 3 in April of 2014 and then re-elected in 2018. She is a first-generation immigrant who grew up in a hardworking family that raised her with the guiding principles of the American dream. From a young age they instilled in her the importance of education as the pathway to success.

(562) 270-5017
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Douglas W. Otto
Trustee, Area 4

Doug Otto is an attorney in private practice in Long Beach. He has earned a B.A from Stanford University; a M.A. jointly from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary; and a J.D. 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.

(562) 491-1191
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Dr. Virginia Baxter
Trustee, Area 5

Dr. Virginia “Ginny” L. Baxter was one of those people who watched the Rose Parade on TV and said, “I’m moving to California.” She said she ran away from home, Highland Park, Illinois, the legitimate way – she applied for admission to Occidental College in Los Angeles.

(562) 938-4634
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Donnell Jones
Student Trustee

Donnell Jones is a first-year student at Long Beach City College. He is currently studying Philosophy and Political Science with intentions of transferring to the University of Southern California to pursue an undergraduate degree in Public Policy.