LBCC names Kristin Olson as Executive Director of Classified Human Resources

News Release

Long Beach City College has hired Kristin Olson as its new Executive Director of Classified Human Resources.

In this role, Olson will oversee human resources management and employee relations programs for the College’s classified professionals, including recruitment, selection, employment, position classification, compensation and other services.

Olson will begin at LBCC on Oct. 16. She succeeds Monalisa Hasson, who recently left to become Vice President of Human Resources at Santa Barbara City College.

Olson comes to LBCC from the Santa Clara County Office of Education in San Jose, where she served in various director roles in Classified Personnel Services for more than 10 years. Prior to that, she has served in human resources positions at Bassett Unified School District in La Puente, and the Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employment Selection Procedures in Huntington Beach.

She has been involved in various professional organizations, including serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Cooperative Organization for the Development of Employment Selection (CODESP), Board Member for the Personnel Commissioners’ Association of Southern California, and in various roles in the Personnel Testing Council of Southern California, the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the Western Region Intergovernmental Personnel Assessment Council.   

Olson holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication Studies from UCLA, a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from CSULB and a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola Law School.


About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of more than 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.