Mike Muñoz

2021-22 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Muñoz is a nationally recognized transformational leader in higher education. He is an expert in closing racial equity gaps for students of color, creating inclusive campus cultures for LGBTQIA+ students, and effectively leading transformational change.

He joined LBCC in 2018 as the vice president of student services, and was named interim superintendent-president in 2021, providing executive leadership to LBCC’s more than 30,000 students.

Dr. Muñoz has been instrumental in LBCC’s work in advancing racial equity at the college as co-chair of the president’s task force on race & equity, and serves as the lead administrator for the college’s framework for reconciliation.

A product of the California Community College system, Dr. Muñoz attended East Los Angeles College and Fullerton College before transferring to the University of California, Irvine, where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology and social behavior. He received his master’s degree in counseling and his doctorate of education with a specialization in community college leadership from California State University, Long Beach.

Dr. Muñoz has extensive experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in counseling and higher education at CSULB, USC, and California State University Los Angeles. He serves as an adjunct professor of higher education at the USC Rossier’s School of Education. teaching a leadership course focused on community colleges.

On the national stage, his leadership experience includes serving on the board of directors for the National Community Colleges Hispanic Council; as a founding board member of COLEGAS, the California Community Colleges Latinx professional association; and as a Member of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Fiscal Advisory Committee.