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Uranga elected chair of Association of Community College Trustees

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments · News

Long Beach Community College (LBCC) 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 Toronto, Canada.
“I’m extremely proud to have received this honor from an organization that advocates for our community colleges,” said Uranga. “I am humbled to be the first Latino to serve in this capacity and honored to bring this recognition to Long Beach.”
Uranga, currently the vice-chair of the ACCT, becomes the first Hispanic to serve as chair of the national board. The ACCT is a national nonprofit educational organization of governing boards, representing 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.
Uranga remains on the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees. 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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