Program Profiles
Robert Tagorda

Robert Tagorda
Current Title
Executive Director of Equity, Access, and College and Career Readiness
Current Organization
Long Beach Unified School District
Education
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, Politics, Philosophy and Economics
M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Resident Organization
Long Beach Unified School District
Resident Title
Special Assistant to the Superintendent

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Previous Organization
Maximus, Inc

The Broad Residency 2006-2008


Robert Tagorda (The Broad Residency 2006-2008) served as Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Long Beach Unified School District during The Broad Residency.

More about Robert Tagorda and his work

Long Beach College Promise lauded by officials as they look ahead – The Press-Telegram, September 24, 2015

“The idea of reducing financial barriers to college access — we’ve had this with LBCC’s free tuition,” said Robert Tagorda, LBUSD director of Equity, Access and College and Career Readiness. “But now in Long Beach for example, this upcoming year, we’re paying for students to take the SAT. For all students to take the SAT.” Promise officials said 49 percent of LBUSD students meet UC and/or Cal State University requirements, an increase of 7 percent in four years. Read more.

 

A new path to a career in education – U.S. News & World Report, August 21, 2009

Long Beach Unified Superintendent Chris Steinhauser says he could not be more pleased with his decision and wishes he had taken the plunge earlier. “I feel very proud to have worked with Robert and our other Broad Residents. I think I actually get more out of our partnership than they get,” says Steinhauser. “It gives me great hope that there is such passion out there among young people who want to support public education, and I’m amazed at how brilliant they all are.” Read more.

More about Robert Tagorda

Alumni Spotlight: Robert Tagorda, The Broad Center Blog, August 22, 2019

I’m leading the Long Beach Unified School District’s (LBUSD) college and career readiness initiative, which I’ve been dedicated to since I started as a Broad Resident 13 years ago. Read more.

Current Title
Executive Director of Equity, Access, and College and Career Readiness
Current Organization
Long Beach Unified School District
Education
B.A., Claremont McKenna College, Politics, Philosophy and Economics
M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Residency Information


Resident Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Resident Organization
Long Beach Unified School District
Resident Title
Special Assistant to the Superintendent

Pre-Program Information


Previous Functional Area
General Management/Strategy
Previous Organization
Maximus, Inc