Long Beach City College (LBCC) has appointed a 25-year employee of Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) as its new vice president of Academic Affairs. Terri Long, who served for five years as the dean for Instructional Services, acting associate dean, and professor in the Earth Science, Photographics, and Astronomy Department at Mt. SAC, was confirmed as LBCC’s chief academic officer on July 29 and began her term on Aug. 4. Long will oversee the college’s academic programs and deans.
“Terri brings a multitude of academic leadership experience and is extremely knowledgeable in the needs of academic affairs,” said LBCC Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley.
“Serving as the dean for Mt. SAC’s Instructional Services for many years, as well as a longtime professor, Terri understands the importance of supporting our faculty and institutional staff. She’s been a key player in Mt. SAC’s academic programs to help students succeed, and I am delighted that she will be driving our programs to the next level.”
Long said, “LBCC is at the forefront of community colleges to provide excellent and innovative services to students, like being a strong advocate to adopt the associate degree for Transfer program. I am looking forward to working at Long Beach City College to ensure that our academic services continue to meet students’ educational needs in today’s changing workforce.”
Long received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, her master’s degree in geology and her doctorate degree in education from the University of Southern California. She is a resident of Chino Hills.