LONG BEACH — Long Beach City College has named Stacey Ann Fong Toda as the new associate director of public relations and marketing, Long Beach Community College District Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley announced.
Toda has been serving as the interim associate director at LBCC since July.
Toda will serve as a public information officer and a governmental affairs liaison, among other duties. She will report to John Pope, director of college advancement, public affairs and governmental relations, who joined LBCC earlier this month.
“Stacey’s extensive experience with media, government, and strong ties with the community will serve the college well as we strengthen our communication and marketing efforts at LBCC,” Oakley said.
Toda, a resident of Torrance, was the deputy chief of staff for former Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster from 2008 to 2014. Prior the Mayor’s Office, she worked in corporate communications for Wells Fargo Bank and as a senior field representative for former Assemblymember George Nakano.
LBCC is one of the largest single college districts in the California Community College System. It is a comprehensive college that provides quality educational programs and related student services to nearly 30,000 students pursuing a wide range of degrees, certificates, transfer and other courses of study.
LBCC is a driving force in the regional economy as lead host of the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network, serving Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties; and as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative site serving Southern California. In 2013, LBCC supported small businesses in creating 2,355 new jobs, increasing client sales by more than $198 million and helping clients access more than $100 million in new capital.
LBCC’s economic activity generates over $2.12 million daily in the region’s economy. The college is also in the middle of a $700 million construction bond program that was approved by local voters. Visit www.LBCC.edu for more information.