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 Trustees Goals

Strategic Goal I: Innovate to Achieve Equitable Success

  • Continue supporting & monitoring the implementation of the 2016-2022 Strategic Plan.
  • Monitor implementation of the Enrollment Management Plan.

Strategic Goal II: Accelerate College Readiness and Close Equity Gaps

  • Monitor strategies for improving college readiness and success of students for people of color, women, LGBTQ, veterans, disabled, and other historically disadvantaged communities.

Strategic Goal III: Build Community

  • Improve Board governance by creating a well-functioning Board unit and adhering to principles of effective Boardsmanship.

Strategic Goal IV: Invest in People and Support Structures for Transformation

  • Support strategies that ensure the long-term fiscal health of the college and the district and devise strategies that improve access and affordability for all students.
  • Develop a strong relationship that ensures the success of the Superintendent-President, the Board, and the College.

LBCC District Board of Trustees meetings will occur the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month and are subject to change. Meetings are broadcasted through livestream and daily on Channel 15 Long Beach.

Closed session begins at 4:30 pm. The Open session begins at 5:30 pm in T-1100 unless specified on the meeting schedule.

Please note: The livestream will only be active during the regularly scheduled board meeting. A captioned version of the Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Long Beach City College YouTube Channel and BoardDocs within 72 hours of the livestream broadcast.

A picture of Uduak-Joe Ntuk.

Uduak-Joe Ntuk
Vice President, Area 1

Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk proudly represents Uptown Long Beach on the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. Elected in 2018, he is the first African-American male elected to serve in this capacity since the college’s founding in 1927.

Earning his Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts at LBCC, which 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

Vivian Malauulu
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
Trustee, 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 Iranian American 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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Jena Jimenez
Student Trustee

Long Beach City College student leader Jena Jimenez has been appointed as the Spring 2020 Student Trustee on the District Board.

Jimenez is a President’s Ambassador, member of the Phi Theta Kappa honors society and an honors student who most recently served as the LBCC Associated Student Body Cabinet’s Representative of Sustainability before her appointment by the ASB President to serve as the official student voice on the Board of Trustees.