Uranga elected chair of ACCT

Long Beach Community College District Trustee Roberto Uranga has been elected to serve as the chair of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). Uranga was elected last weekend at the annual Community College Trustee Leadership Congress in Dallas, Texas.
Uranga becomes the first Latino to serve as chair of the Association, which represents more than 6,500 elected and appointed trustees who govern over 1,200 community, technical, and junior colleges in the United States and other countries.
“Community colleges continue to make extraordinary and amazing strides in these challenging times,” Uranga said. “I am humbled to be the first Latino to serve in this capacity and honored to bring this recognition to Long Beach.”
Uranga is currently the vice president of the Board of Trustees for the Long Beach Community College District Board. He was first elected to serve on the board in 2000. Uranga was unanimously voted president of the Board in 2002 and 2006.
“Trustee Uranga is a national leader in community college policy, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our local governing board,” said LBCC President Eloy Ortiz Oakley. “I am sure he will bring the same level of passion that we have seen here in Long Beach to the Association of Community College Trustees.”

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