The Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees recently approved the selection of Dr. Nohel C. Corral as Executive Vice President/Vice President of Student Services and Dr. Raymond “Chip” West as as the new Vice President of Business Services. for Long Beach City College (LBCC).
“Dr. Corral has been dedicated to working with diverse student populations throughout his career in the California Community College and California State University systems,” said Uduak-Joe Ntuk, Chairman of the Board. “He actively engages with his colleagues and students to produce positive and equitable outcomes, so we know he will thrive in this role at LBCCD.”
The Student Services Division provides comprehensive support, services, and courses designed to help students and prospective students connect, enter, progress, and earn a certificate, degree, or transfer at a four-star university. year. In his new position, Corral will oversee the areas of Student Advisory and Support Services, Enrollment Services, Student Affairs, Student Equity and Athletics.
“Since my first day at Long Beach City College, I have worked alongside Dr. Corral and we have formed both a great friendship and a working relationship,” said LBCCD President Superintendent Dr. Mike Muñoz. . “I know firsthand how passionate he is about ensuring a positive atmosphere for our students and employees here at LBCC.”
Corral has served as Dean of the Board of Long Beach City College (LBCC) since 2014 and Acting Executive Vice President of Student Services since March 2021. Prior to joining LBCC, Corral held positions including part-time counselor, counselor at full-time, Director of the Learning Center, Coordinator of Program Services for the Hermanos Program and Director of TRIO, and Dean of the Board at Skyline College, General Counsel at Berkeley City College and Deputy Director of the Student Center for Professional Development at the College of business at California State University, Long Beach.
The Lakewood resident is a first-generation college graduate and a native Californian. The son of Mexican immigrants, his parents instilled in their four sons that an education would provide opportunity if they worked hard and persevered. Corral later earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a Master of Science degree from California State University Long Beach and his Ed.D. in Adult Learning and Leadership through the John E. Roueche Center for Community College Leadership at Kansas State University. Corral has provided leadership in roles supporting Region 8 and participated in the Chancellor’s Office Student Success and Equity Program reviews.
West’s duties will include overseeing district-wide tax services, facilities, business and technology.
“Dr. West has long been admired as a versatile leader in the field of education,” Muñoz said. “He is experienced in so many aspects of college life, with a great spirit of drive, so I know he will fit right in with the Viking family.”
For more than twenty-five years, Dr. West has worked in public and private higher education institutions across the country in the areas of budget and finance, facility construction and management, leadership, planning and development, student union operations and student services. /Business. He has held leadership positions at LaVerne University and most recently at Riverside City College.
“Long Beach City College is very fortunate to have Dr. Chip West with us at this point,” Ntuk said. “Our bond building program is in full swing, our student life is rebounding from the pandemic, and California Community College budgets are at record highs, so we are pleased to have such an experienced professional in this key budget position.”
After earning a bachelor’s degree in education from George Mason University in Virginia, West earned a master’s degree in higher education/personnel management from the University of Arizona and her doctorate. in Higher Education Administration and Finance from Claremont Graduate University.
West is a resident of Riverside, where he resides with his husband and five children.
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