searching for lbcc's next president
searching for lbcc's next president

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This has been a confidential search process. The committee has reviewed application materials and is in the deliberation phase of the process. Please check the Progress Reports for up to date information.

Contact Info

Presidential Search

David Armstrong
ACCT Search Consultant
954.261.2665
jdavidarmstrongjr@gmail.com

Julie Golder, J.D.
VP of Search Services, ACCT
202.775.4477 (office)
202.384.5816 (mobile)
jgolder@acct.org

Scott Rolen
Director, HR Development and Support
541-917-4425
rolens@linnbenton.edu

Dr. Reagan F. Romali

Dr Lisa AveryNOTE:  Due to extenuating circumstances, Dr. Romali has chosen to withdraw from the process.

Dr. Reagan F. Romali has served for nine years as a college president including three as Superintendent-President of the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) and six as President of Harry S Truman College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago.  She is a nationally recognized educational leader who has achieved groundbreaking work in student success, increased graduation rates, increased transfer rates and equitized outcomes.

Long Beach City College (LBCC) is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student population located in Los Angeles County. The college consists of two campuses, with an enrollment of more than 24,000 students. Dr. Romali is responsible for the college’s approximately $142 million operating budget within a total $1.2 billion budget that includes bond funds.  In 2018-2019, the college increased its graduation by 29%, making the college the most improved in the state in terms of certificate attainment, second most improved in the state in total awards, and eighth most improved in the state in degree attainment. 

LBCC is part of the nationally recognized Long Beach College Promise. This award-winning initiative partners the Long Beach Unified School District, LBCC, and California State University Long Beach to provide seamless enrollment and transfer opportunities for students to achieve a higher education.

Dr. Romali is a strong proponent of academic and student supports and has a true love of teaching and learning.  Under her leadership, LBCC built behavioral intervention response teams for students in need. The college expanded a wellness and mental health component for LBCC’s Student Health Center that provides a mental health clinician and interns for students. Dr. Romali is also working with LBCCD’s Board of Trustees to aid LBCC’s homeless student population (10%), and population of students living in poverty (18%) by creating an Office of Basic Needs.  She is deeply proud of her work on Guided Pathways and work with industry and university partners to create academic and career pathways that lead to transfer and employment.   

Prior to LBCC, Dr. Romali served for six years as the President of Harry S Truman College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, with more than 20,000 students. During this time, the college increased the Federal IPEDS graduation rate by 300%. At the same time, the college increased the number of associate degrees by 129%, and the number of certificates awarded by 288%. In addition, Dr. Romali increased the rate of transfer of Truman College students to a four-year institution from 30% to 46%.

Prior to her tenure in Chicago, Dr. Romali served in various leadership capacities including serving as Vice President of Business Services at Moreno Valley College, and as an Associate Vice President and Vice President of Administrative Services at Los Angeles City College.

She currently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, Board of Directors for the LBCC Foundation, and is a member of the Long Beach Rotary Club. Dr. Romali also served on various Chicago-based organizations including the Board of Directors for Tenet Healthcare - Weiss Memorial Hospital, Uptown United, and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

Dr. Romali holds a Ph.D. in Education from Walden University, a MBA from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. She also served as an adjunct instructor.

Dr. Romali has a multi-cultural family with two adopted sons from the People’s Republic of China.

Apply

This has been a confidential search process. The committee has reviewed application materials and is in the deliberation phase of the process. Please check the Progress Reports for up to date information.

Contact Info

Presidential Search

David Armstrong
ACCT Search Consultant
954.261.2665
jdavidarmstrongjr@gmail.com

Julie Golder, J.D.
VP of Search Services, ACCT
202.775.4477 (office)
202.384.5816 (mobile)
jgolder@acct.org

Scott Rolen
Director, HR Development and Support
541-917-4425
rolens@linnbenton.edu