Alumna Feliza Ortiz-Licon Named to State Board of Education
Feliza Ortiz-Licon, Ed.D., has been named by Governor Jerry Brown to the 11-member State Board of Education.
Since 2013, Dr. Ortiz-Licon has been senior director of K-16 education for the National Council of La Raza. Prior to 2013 she was La Raza’s regional director of education for California and the Far West for six years. Her previous experience includes director of policy for David Tokofsky, Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education member, and teaching in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Dr. Ortiz-Licon received her Ed.D. in 2009 from the CSU/UCI Joint Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Leadership with a specialization in urban educational leadership. Her dissertation was titled A Space of their Own: The Symbiotic Relationship between Cities and Schools. She holds a B.A. from UCLA and a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley.