Eloy Ortiz Oakley is a true community college success story. After graduating from high school and four years in the U.S. Army, the Southern California native found focus at a community college. President Oakley went on to receive his B.A. in Environmental Analysis and Design and his MBA in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine after transferring from Golden West College.
Before joining LBCC in 2002, he was the Vice President of College Services at Oxnard College, Assistant Vice President, Property & Casualty Division of Keenan & Associates, and the Manager of Risk Services at Coast Community College District. He was appointed Superintendent-President of the Long Beach Community College District after four years as LBCC’s Assistant Superintendent/Executive Vice President of Administrative Services, in which he undertook supervision of the Measure E Bond construction project on both campuses.A doctoral candidate at Walden University, President Oakley and wife Bernadette are the proud parents of one Long Beach City College graduate and three future Vikings.