Today, Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board Trustee Irma Archuleta announced her candidacy for a second term.
Archuleta was appointed to the board last year to fill the unexpired term of Roberto Uranga, who left the board to fill his current role as a member of the Long Beach City Council. She is running against Long Beach City College Professor Vivian Malauulu, who announced her candidacy last month.
“Long Beach City College is a unique institution, which occupies a leadership role in driving our regional economy,” said Archuleta. “Over the past year, I have worked hard to effectively manage our district’s budget, improve student success, increase transfer rates, and expand career training programs [...] I am excited to kick-off my campaign for a full term on the Long Beach Community College District Board, in order to continue representing the residents of Trustee Area #2.”
Archuleta has received endorsements from a number of officials, including state senators Isadore Hall and Ricardo Lara, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and current city councilmembers Lena Gonzalez and Roberto Uranga.
“Irma Archuleta is a thoughtful, effective, and experienced advocate for expanding access to higher education in Long Beach,” said Garcia in a statement. “She is an educator and college administrator who has spent over three decades working to improve the lives of students. From one educator to another, I'm proud to support her."
Archuleta holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Studies with an emphasis in Bilingual Education and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Before attending California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and California State University, Dominguez Hills, Archuleta studied at Compton College, according to a release issued today.
She has held positions at Compton College, El Camino College, CSULB and Evergreen Valley College, where she has served as an administrator and also taught courses in Political Science and Ethnic Studies.
Above, left: photo courtesy of Irma Archuleta's Facebook page.