Long Beach City College (LBCC) Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley recently announced several key administrative appointments at the college.
“I am delighted that these talented and experienced professionals have agreed to help lead Long Beach City College in this exciting and challenging time,” Oakley said. “Each brings unique talents and skills that will move our college forward and help our students reach their educational goals.”
Dr. Marilyn Brock has been named interim vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of Career Technical Education, effective July 1, 2013. Brock will assume this role until the college successfully completes the recruitment for a permanent vice president of Academic Affairs.
This appointment is Brock’s third at the college. Most recently, Brock served as the interim associate vice president for the Pacific Coast Campus in 2008 after having served as the vice president of Academic Affairs from 1997 to 2001. She also served as president of Mendocino College from September 2001 to September 2004. She has also held key leadership positions from interim president at Coastline and Evergreen to interim vice president of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College and Rio Hondo College. Brock earned her Ed.D. in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University after earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach.
Dr. Meena Singhal has been appointed associate vice president for the Pacific Coast Campus, effective July 1, 2013. Singhal, who previously served as dean of Academic Services and as interim dean of Language Arts at LBCC, began her career at LBCC as a faculty member in the Department of English as a Second Language (ESL) in 2000.
Singhal has taught all levels of ESL and English composition at various colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. She earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, her M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her B.Ed. in Elementary Education and B.A. in English Literature from the University of Calgary.
Tom To has been named interim associate dean of Career Technical Education, effective July 15, 2013. To, previously served as interim dean of Counseling and Student Support Services at LBCC, and he has more than 14 years of experience as a counselor and advisor to students at LBCC, California State University, Long Beach and Cerritos College. He earned his M.S. in Counseling and B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach.