Zia, Malauulu to lead LBCC Board

Press Release
Sunny Zia being sworn in as LBCCD Board President.

Trustee Sunny Zia was elected President of the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees and Trustee Vivian Malauulu was elected Vice President at the Board’s July 24 meeting. In this role, Zia will preside over the meetings of the Board and act as chief spokesperson for the Board, among other duties. The positions are elected annually among the five Board members, to a one-year term.

Zia represents Area 3 and was elected in 2014. A first-generation immigrant, she was the first woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tehran. She later earned a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. She was sworn-in for her second term during last night’s meeting.

Malauulu is the first Latina elected to the LBCCD Board of Trustees to represent Area 2. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from California State University, Northridge, a master’s degree in Educational Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and four K-14 bilingual teaching credentials. She was first elected in 2016.

Trustee Dr. Virginia Baxter representing Area 5 and new Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk representing Area 1, were also sworn-in during the July 24 meeting.


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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.