LBCCD Names Alisia Kirkwood as new Dean of Student Affairs

Press Release
A picture of Alisia Kirkwood.

The Long Beach Community College District has hired Dr. Alisia Kirkwood as its new Dean of Student Affairs.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, Kirkwood will be responsible for providing leadership for student government, student life, student health services, international students, student discipline, service learning/Viking Volunteers, Title IX student sexual harassment/violence, and the annual commencement ceremony.

Kirkwood has served as the interim Dean of Student Affairs since December 2018. During her interim period, she chaired the largest commencement ceremony in LBCC’s 92-year history.

Kirkwood previously served as the Interim Dean for Student Affairs at Rio Hondo College. Prior to Rio Hondo, she served the students of Cal State Fullerton as the Interim Dean of Students, and Coordinator for Student Life and Leadership. She also served as a Graduation Specialist for the College of Education for Cal State Fullerton where she provided academic advising for undergraduate students, facilitated outreach and counseling for prospective transfer students, and developed evidence-based interventions for male-identified Black and Latino future teachers. 

Kirkwood’s higher education degrees include a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Riverside; a master’s degree in Education, with a concentration in higher education from Cal State Fullerton; and a Doctorate in Education, with a concentration in Community College Leadership from Cal State Fullerton.

She is a resident of Cerritos.


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.