Vice President's Message

Barbara Perez
Welcome to the fall 2010 semester! I hope all of you are refreshed and energized from your summer activities, and are ready to move forward together in creating a successful 2010-2011 academic year at El Camino College Compton Center.

On the topic of moving forward, we have all contributed to the betterment of our institution and while we’ve seen marked improvement, it is time to take our efforts to the next level. As you know, we have initiated a Flex Day “visioning session” at which we were all stakeholders. The purpose of this session was to ignite innovative thinking about how we see the El Camino College Compton Center of the future. Read more >


CEO's Message

Dr. Lawrence M. Cox
As we embark on a new academic year, reflecting on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we are going, there’s no doubt that one way to rebuild a solid reputation is to gain trust. We do this by exceeding expectations; and setting a personal goal to achieve and maintain excellence.

This year let us all work toward creating a culture of excellence. One way to do this is by considering different ways of approaching our jobs to improve student success. We must find ways to help elevate ECC Compton Center to the institution of higher education we envision for it.Read more >


 Student Success

ECC Compton Center Welcomes New Full-time Faculty

Students Benefit from FYE Program

Focus on Student Success: BRIC TAP Initiative Gets Underway

ECC Compton Center Alum Named Preschool Teacher of the Year

Baseball’s Alfredo Lopez Signs with Florida Marlins

ECC Compton Center Students Attend Parson’s Summer Institute

Our Commitment to Higher Education

 Center Happenings

Mini Grant Competition Produces Winning Proposals

Faculty Laptops Arrive

Former Japanese American Students to be Honored in October

Support the “I Can Afford College” Campaign by Encouraging Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Aerospace Fastener Demo Day at ECC Compton Center

Marilyn Vaughan Serves CCCD for 30 years

2010-2011 Academic Senate Officers

The Academic Senate officers for 2010-11 include:  President, Saul J. Panski; Vice President, Estina Pratt; Secretary, Chris Halligan; Curriculum Chair/Representative, Thomas Norton; Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, Jerome Evans.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room at Compton Center. Closed session begins at 5:00 p.m. for anyone wishing to address the Board on closed session agenda items. The Board Agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting at and

Budget Update

In June, a tentative budget for 2010-2011 was adopted totaling $118.5 million in both restricted and non-restricted funds. The budget includes a total of $53,452,000 in state funds allotted for infrastructure improvements. The final budget will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for adoption on September 14. To view the tentative budget, click here.

 Accreditation News

Clarifying the Process Toward Accreditation

 Facilities Update

Maintenance and Operations Facilities Update

Measure C Facilities Bond Update

 More News

Congratulations Class of 2010!

To view a slideshow of images from the 2010 Commencement Ceremony, go to:

Enrollment update

As a great indicator of progress towards one of our overarching priorities—to manage enrollment—the number of new students completing online applications for fall is up 148% over last year. In addition, ECC Compton Center has an 17% increase in sections offered for fall 2010. As of August 31, the number of seats taken is up by 25% over the same period last year. FTES are currently up 26% over fall 2009, which is 101% of our final goal of 2,500, exceeding its Census Day target. We will have a better idea of growth once fall registration is complete.