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April 10, 2018 — Local Elections

Long Beach Community College DistrictCandidate for Board of Trustees, Trustee Area 1

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Uduak-Joe Ntuk

Professor/Policy Specialist
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improving LBCC Student Success Rates
  • Restoring Vocational and Career Technical Education Programs
  • Tripling the amount of Solar Panels on Campus



Profession:Long Beach State Professor & LBCC Commissioner
Professor, California State University, Long Beach (2015–current)
Personnel Commissioner, Long Beach Community College District (2016–current)
Administrator, City of Los Angeles (2016–current)
Personnel Commissioner, Long Beach Community College District — Appointed position (2016–current)
Industry Advisory Board, Center for Engineering Diversity, University of Southern California — Appointed position (2006–current)
Board of Directors, Leadership Long Beach — Appointed position (2014–2016)
Vice Chair, Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Center Youth Council — Appointed position (2011–2015)


University of Southern California Masters of Science, Engineering (2011)
Long Beach State University Bachelors of Science, Chemical Engineering (2005)
Long Beach City College Associates of Arts, Liberal Studies (1999)


Uduak-Joe Ntuk is a Long Beach City College success story, transforming his life from a low-income college dropout to earning two engineering degrees and working for three Fortune 500 companies due to the education he received at LBCC. His commitment to higher education continues through his teaching engineering courses at Long Beach State and serving on the LBCC Personnel Commission.

He’s running to ensure that the dream of a college education is attainable for every student in our city. Uduak-Joe Ntuk will work to expand job training programs, protect our vocational training, improve counseling services, triple the amount of solar panels on campus and reduce the barriers that prevent too many local students from earning a degree.

Uduak-Joe earned his Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Southern California, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach, and his Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Long Beach City College. He and his wife, Tunua, are raising their children in the Bixby Knolls Neighborhood of Uptown Long Beach.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • California Faculty Association - Long Beach Chapter

Organizations (6)

  • California Teachers Assocations
  • LBCC Faculty Assocation
  • California Nurses Assocation
  • International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU)
  • LA/OC Building Trades Council
  • Long Beach Firefighters

Elected Officials (8)

  • U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Barragan
  • State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon
  • State Senator Betty Karnette (ret.)
  • Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson
  • Long Beach Councilmember Roberto Uranga
  • LBCCD Trustee Vivian Malauulu
  • LBCCD Vice President Sunny Zia

Individuals (1)

  • LBUSD Member Dr. Felton Williams

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