LBCCD approves 4-year contract for Superintendent-President
The Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees approved a new four-year contract this week for their Superintendent-President Dr. Reagan F. Romali.
“Dr. Romali’s accomplishments have been significant during the short one-year time period she has been with us at Long Beach City College,” said Board President Sunny Zia. “We are lucky to have her and are proud of the fact we were able to bring a leader with her level of knowledge and experience to our college district.”
“During the last year, Dr. Romali has dramatically decreased our budget deficit from $10.7 million to $300,000 — without having to lay off employees or cut programs, has increased our summer enrollment, has increased our number of students graduating with honors, and has significantly boosted employee morale on campus.”
The Superintendent-President’s new four-year agreement, which runs through June 30, 2022, provides for an annual salary of $275,625, with a provision for annual increases consistent with the district’s other management and faculty employees. The agreement also provides health and welfare benefits, a $500,000 life insurance policy, and several fringe benefits including mileage reimbursement and the payment of up to $7,500 for job-related expenses.
“This new agreement starts to close the significant gap that existed between Dr. Romali’s present salary and that of our former Superintendent-President,” continued Board President Zia. “It also places her more in line with our faculty, while acknowledging her value to the district and community.”
“I am honored and humbled that the Board is allowing me to lead this top-notch and nationally recognized community college,” said Romali. “I am so grateful that I have been given the opportunity to continue to serve the Long Beach Community College District and our community, and to work with the best faculty and staff in the country who are strongly dedicated to student success.”
Prior to her arrival at LBCC last year, Dr. Romali served as President of Harry S. Truman College in Chicago where she led a team that more than doubled the college’s number of associate degrees awarded and almost tripled its number of certificates awarded. Prior to her service at Truman College, she served as Vice President of Business Services at Moreno Valley College in California and as Vice President of Administrative Services at Los Angeles City College.
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.