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Uduak-Joe Ntuk

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Trustee, Area 1

Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk proudly represents Uptown Long Beach on the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. Elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, he is the first African-American male elected to serve in this capacity since the college’s founding in 1927. 

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Vivian Malauulu

Vivian Malauulu

President, Area 2

Vivian Malauulu is the first Latina elected to the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees to represent Area 2 which covers all of West Long Beach, parts of the south-central downtown area, and Signal Hill. She is also the first board member with direct ties to a Polynesian family. Vivian is currently serving as the Board’s President. She was previously unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as Board Vice President (2018) and Board President (2019), culminating in the longest tenure of any Board Chair due to county election realignment which happened to occur during the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sunny Zia

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Trustee, Area 3

Sunny Zia is serving her third term on the Long Beach Community College District Board, having been elected Trustee for Area 3 in April of 2014 and then re-elected in 2018. She is a first-generation Iranian American who grew up in a hardworking family that raised her with the guiding principles of the American dream. From a young age, they instilled in her the importance of education as the pathway to success.

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Herlinda Chico

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Trustee, Area 4

Trustee Herlinda Chico proudly represents Area 4, which includes East Long Beach and Catalina Island. She is a product of the California Community College system, and as Trustee, has prioritized collaboration and engagement through programs and events that open our campus to the broader community. She is the first person of color to be elected to this seat and the first Mexican American woman elected to the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. 

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Dr. Virginia Baxter

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Vice President, Area 5

Dr. Virginia “Ginny” L. Baxter was one of those people who watched the Rose Parade on TV and said, “I’m moving to California.” She said she ran away from home, Highland Park, Illinois, the legitimate way – she applied for admission to Occidental College in Los Angeles.

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Emma Manetta

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Student Trustee

I am majoring in anthropology in my second year at Ƶ and am a part of the Honors Program. Before enrolling in college, I took a transformative gap year working full-time as a Social Media Coordinator and assisting mentors to guide High School Juniors through CRISPR and event planning. My time outside the classroom gave me a clearer vision of my ambitions and the confidence to resume my academic path.

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Uduak-Joe Ntuk


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Trustee, Area 1

Trustee Uduak-Joe Ntuk proudly represents Uptown Long Beach on the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. Elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, he is the first African-American male elected to serve in this capacity since the college’s founding in 1927. 

(562) 584-0219
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Read more »

Vivian Malauulu


Vivian Malauulu

President, Area 2

Vivian Malauulu is the first Latina elected to the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees to represent Area 2 which covers all of West Long Beach, parts of the south-central downtown area, and Signal Hill. She is also the first board member with direct ties to a Polynesian family. Vivian is currently serving as the Board’s President. She was previously unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as Board Vice President (2018) and Board President (2019), culminating in the longest tenure of any Board Chair due to county election realignment which happened to occur during the public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

(562) 294-1427
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Sunny Zia


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Trustee, Area 3

Sunny Zia is serving her third term on the Long Beach Community College District Board, having been elected Trustee for Area 3 in April of 2014 and then re-elected in 2018. She is a first-generation Iranian American who grew up in a hardworking family that raised her with the guiding principles of the American dream. From a young age, they instilled in her the importance of education as the pathway to success.

(562) 270-5017
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Herlinda Chico


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Trustee, Area 4

Trustee Herlinda Chico proudly represents Area 4, which includes East Long Beach and Catalina Island. She is a product of the California Community College system, and as Trustee, has prioritized collaboration and engagement through programs and events that open our campus to the broader community. She is the first person of color to be elected to this seat and the first Mexican American woman elected to the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. 

(562) 938-4124
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Dr. Virginia Baxter


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Vice President, Area 5

Dr. Virginia “Ginny” L. Baxter was one of those people who watched the Rose Parade on TV and said, “I’m moving to California.” She said she ran away from home, Highland Park, Illinois, the legitimate way – she applied for admission to Occidental College in Los Angeles.

(562) 938-4634
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Emma Manetta


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Student Trustee

I am majoring in anthropology in my second year at Ƶ and am a part of the Honors Program. Before enrolling in college, I took a transformative gap year working full-time as a Social Media Coordinator and assisting mentors to guide High School Juniors through CRISPR and event planning. My time outside the classroom gave me a clearer vision of my ambitions and the confidence to resume my academic path.

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LBCCD Board of Trustees Meetings

ƵDistrict Board of Trustees meetings will occur the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month and are subject to change. Meetings are broadcasted through livestream and daily on Channel 15 Long Beach.

Closed session begins at 4:30 pm. The Open session begins at 5:30 pm in T-1100 unless specified on the meeting schedule.

Please note: The livestream will only be active during the regularly scheduled board meeting. A captioned version of the Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Ƶ YouTube Channel and within 72 hours of the livestream broadcast.