LBCC Names Dr. Alisia Kirkwood as New Associate Vice President for Pacific Coast Campus
Longtime College Administrator and Educator will serve as Primary Leader of PCC
The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) named Dr. Alisia Kirkwood as the new Associate Vice President to oversee LBCCD’s Pacific Coast Campus.
“Dr. Kirkwood’s impact on our Long Beach City College community during her time as Dean of Student Affairs positions her perfectly in this new role as we prepare for the Pacific Coast Campus’ 75th anniversary next year,” said LBCCD Board of Trustees President Herlinda Chico. “I’m confident that under Dr. Kirkwood’s leadership, the Pacific Coast Campus will not only celebrate its rich history but will enter its next 75 years with innovation, collaboration with the surrounding communities, and increased student success.”
Under the direction of Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz, Dr. Kirkwood will serve as the primary senior administrative officer for the Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), which is home to the College’s Trades and Lifetime Learning programs, Workforce Development, English as a Second Language, Child Development, Horticulture, Floral Design, Foster and Kinship Care Education, the Lifetime Learning Center, Performing Arts, Photography, and more.
“Since arriving at LBCC, Dr. Kirkwood has been dedicated to engaging with our diverse student body and her colleagues to keep us on track toward reaching our goal of equitable access to academic success for each and every student,” said LBCCD Superintendent-President Dr. Mike Muñoz. “I know that she will continue to share her keen intellect, boundless enthusiasm and passion for our students as she takes on her new role as the lead administrator for LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus.”
“The Pacific Coast Campus is a special place, and I’m honored to be selected to lead here,” said Dr. Kirkwood. “In the words of Dorothy Height, progress comes from caring more about what needs to be done than who gets the credit, and I’m looking forward to helping the dedicated team here get things done for our students.”
Kirkwood joined Long Beach City College in 2018 and served as Dean of Student Affairs. Prior to Long Beach City College, Kirkwood served as the Interim Dean for Student Affairs at Rio Hondo College, Interim Dean of Students for Cal State Fullerton, and Coordinator for Student Life and Leadership, Graduation Specialist for the Cal State Fullerton College of Education.
Kirkwood earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Riverside. She received her both her master’s degree in Education, with a concentration in higher education, and a doctorate in Education, with a concentration in Community College Leadership, from Cal State Fullerton.
About Long Beach City College
Long Beach City College consists of two campuses with an enrollment of over 25,000 students each semester and serves the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. LBCC promotes equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Visit www.LBCC.edu for more information about Long Beach City College.
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