LBCC Faculty Association Endorses Herlinda Chico
The Long Beach City College Faculty Association announced their endorsement of Herlinda Chico for Long Beach Community College District Trustee, Area 4. The Faculty Association joins LBCCD Board President Vivian Malauulu, LBCCD Board Vice President Uduak-Joe Ntuk and a long list of individual LBCC Professors, students, and Hall of Famers in supporting Chico.
“Herlinda Chico is an experienced leader with an unwavering commitment to serving Long Beach’s students. Please join the Long Beach College Faculty Association in supporting Herlinda for College Board,” said Diana Ogimachi, President, Long Beach City College Faculty Association.
“As a product of the community college system I know how important community college Faculty are in providing a quality education to prepare students for the future,” said Chico. “I’m honored to have earned the confidence and support of the Long Beach City College Faculty Association and look forward to working together to ensure student success.”
Herlinda Chico is a third-generation public servant who has two decades of legislative and public affairs experience. She is a long-time Long Beach resident and education leader. Herlinda has been committed to providing educational access to all, especially marginalized communities. Over the years, she has fostered partnerships with Long Beach City College (LBCC) and local non-profits working with former foster youth, formerly incarcerated youth and young women who escaped human trafficking.
In addition to her leadership in education, Herlinda has served on several important boards and commissions including Long Beach City College Job Fair Planning Committee, Long Beach City College’s Student Housing Selection Panel, Long Beach City College Basic Needs Task Force, Long Beach City College’s Annual Job Fair Planning Committee, City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, Conservation Corps of Long Beach Advisory Board, Cal State Long Beach Latino Economic Impact Study Working Group, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Animal Care and Visioning Task Force, Chair of the Watershed Conservation Authority and as a representative on the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. She also serves as a Vice President for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Long Beach Branch.
Herlinda has been recognized for her dedicated community service to both East Long Beach and across the region by several Long Beach organizations, including the Long Beach Branch NAACP President’s Award, Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Pride Whitey Littlefield Bridge Builder Award, Centro Cha’s Excellence in Community Service Award, Cambodian Association of America’s Outstanding Public Service Award and Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell’s Women of Distinction Award.
Herlinda attended Rio Hondo community college and transferred to California State University, San Bernardino where she earned a BA in communications. She is a homeowner in Long Beach’s Traffic Circle neighborhood.