Superintendent-President, Long Beach City College
Mr. Oakley was appointed as the Superintendent-President of the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) in 2007. Since his appointment, he has fostered strong relationships with members of the community, his Board of Trustees and members of the faculty senate, faculty unions and classified staff.
Partnering with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and CSU Long Beach (CSULB), Mr. Oakley helped form the Long Beach College Promise. Through the College Promise, LBUSD administrators and high school teachers work with college faculty and staff to create clear pathways for students to follow as they move from one education institution to another.
To jumpstart the local economy, Mr. Oakley partnered with Goldman Sachs to launch the 10,000 Small Businesses Program to help small businesses grow and create jobs. This successful endeavor has taught more than 90 local business owners how to expand operations, increase profits and create more jobs in the region.
Mr. Oakley's trailblazing efforts have been acknowledged through his appointments to both the California Community College Commission on the Future and the National American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges.
Mr. Oakley himself is a community college success story, and is the proud father of four children and two grandchildren.