Uduak-Joe Ntuk is a well-respected community leader, professor, public servant, and the newly elected member of the Long Beach Community College District (LBCCD) Board of Trustees for Area 1; which includes Bixby Knolls and North Long Beach.
Uduak-Joe is a third generation Long Beach resident, the grandson of a naval flight deck captain stationed at the Long Beach Naval base and the son of an immigrant father from West Africa. He's a local product of St. Barnabas Elementary School and St. Anthony High School before attending Long Beach City College. Uduak-Joe Ntuk is a former student athlete who was All-City and All-CIF in both soccer and football. He earned his Eagle Scout Award from the California Heights Troop 78.Professionally, Uduak-Joe teaches as a Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at California State University, Long Beach and works as an the Director of Petroleum Administration for the City of Los Angeles, where he is responsible for energy and environmental regulatory oversight. He has an extensive professional experience having worked for three (3) Fortune 500 companies. His background in education includes having worked as a university academic advisor, STEM advocate, Science Fair Judge, PTA Officer, Engineering Recruiter, Advisory Board Member, Science Educator, and Professor. A well known mentor of students, he has helped to placed hundreds of young people into jobs on the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board Youth Council. Uduak-Joe Ntuk also served two terms as a Personnel Commissioner at the Long Beach Community College District which administers the Merit System of equal opportunity employment for the district's classified employees.
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.