Long Beach Community College District Trustee Tapped to Serve as State’s Top Oil Regulator

Uduak-Joe Ntuk unseated four-term incumbent Jeff Kellogg on the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees just a year and a half ago. But on Saturday, the governor’s office announced he had been selected as the state’s next chief oil regulator. It’s unclear whether that means he’ll have to resign from the board.

In addition to his work for the Community College District Board, Ntuk is a petroleum administrator for the City of Los Angeles and an engineering professor at Cal State Long Beach.

According to the Long Beach Post, Ntuk will be paid $209,940 to lead the state Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources. The job will require him to be in Sacramento seceral days a week. 

“We are very lucky to have a leader such as Vice President Ntuk be selected to serve the Governor and the residents of California,” said LBCCD Superintendent-President Reagan Romali. “This appointment does not come as a surprise as Vice President Ntuk has demonstrated leadership since his first day with the LBCCD Board of Trustees.”