President Farley Herzek
Farley Herzek returned to his native Brooklyn in September 2014 to serve as Kingsborough’s sixth president after working as an educator in Southern California for 34 years.
Most recently, he served as interim president for Los Angeles Harbor College. He has also served as interim president of East Los Angeles College and vice president of academic affairs for the Desert Community College District. During that time he provided leadership for the facilities design and instructional planning for two brand new campuses in the Coachella Valley.
A product of the New York City public school system and the City University of New York, he attended Brooklyn College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from City College of New York. He completed his Master of Arts degree and Teaching Credential in Technology Education at California State University Long Beach and his Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential from the University of La Verne.
Mr. Herzek is the past chair of the National Legislative Committee for the Association of Career and Technical Education. He has served on the board of directors for the Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Long Beach Hillel. He is a member of the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities (HACU). He has served on the Long Beach Area COMPACT and was the executive director for the Long Beach Industry Education Council ‐‐ two Long Beach non‐profit agencies that were responsible for connecting Long Beach’s educational institutions with local business and industry. He received the Outstanding California Community College Administrator of the Year award from the California Industrial and Technology Education Association.