The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the organization that represents some 1,200 two-year educational institutions and its attending students, recently announced that Long Beach Community College President Eloy Ortiz Oakley will join its board as the newest member.
Comprised of 32 members who serve three-year terms, the Washington D.C.-based AACC was founded in 1920 in order to become a proponent and advocate for community colleges.
"Being elected to the AACC Board of Directors, as the Institutional At-Large Representative, is a great opportunity to represent the key issues facing community colleges today at a national level," said Oakley in a statement. "I look forward to working with the board on student outcomes, which will improve the completion rates of all students across the nation in obtaining their degrees and certificates, or transferring on time to a four-year institution."
Oakley, who will join other board members from various two-year institutions while serving, will begin his term as the Institutional At-Large representative July 1.