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Long Beach City College President Is Fired

Former Long Beach City College superintendent-president Reagan Romali delivering the 2018 State of the College Address (Long Beach City College)
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The board at Long Beach City College has fired college President Reagan Romali, effective immediately.

The board of trustees allocated $20,000 to hire an investigator last fall to look into allegations of unethical behavior by Romali. She was fired Wednesday night after a closed-door session.

A Long Beach City College official, who wished to remain anonymous because the official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said the investigation is looking into misuse of public funds and violations of state contracting code, among other matters.

Romali’s lawyer, David Bristol, said he was not aware of those allegations and said to call back next week before hanging up the phone.

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Long Beach City College enrolls 25,000 students. It’s been a key player in the Long Beach Promise, a guaranteed admission agreement for students between the Long Beach school district, the community college, and Cal State Long Beach.

Romali was hired in 2017 to replace Eloy Oakley, who now leads the 115-campus California community college system.