Governor for Part-Time Faculty South
Desiree Montenegro, Cerritos College

Discipline: Communication Studies 

Contact Desiree:

"I teach Arts & Letters/Language Arts: Communication Studies at Long Beach City College, Cerritos College, and Palo Verde College. In the past, I have also taught at LAPC, ELAC, U-WEST, and CSULA. I have a total of 14 years of teaching experience. I am a member of the AFT/CTA union.

I served as a Part-Time Faculty Senator at Cerritos College from 2021 to 2024. For the National Communication Association (NCA), I held the position of secretary from 2021 to 2023, and I'm currently the Vice Chair-Elect for the 2024-2025 term of the Spiritual Communication Division. I presently sit on the Board of Governors for the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC) and FACCC Education Institute (EI) Board of Directors as Governor for Part-Time Faculty South from 2022 to 2025. Biennially, I also serve as the Chair of the Part-Time Faculty Committee, analyzing and recommending legislation affecting part-time faculty. I organize and present workshops on part-time issues for faculty in the State of California, USA.

My research, teaching, and services are not just about imparting knowledge but about igniting change. I am deeply committed to empowering individuals, advocating for social change, and fostering a profound understanding of the impacts of agency, identity, culture, and relational communication. This commitment is at the core of everything I do."