Compton Community College District Celebrates Milestone of Operating Independently


Compton Community College District Celebrates Milestone of Operating Independently


Compton Community College District Trustees convened at a special board meeting at midnight June 7 to commemorate the moment that Compton College would finally operate as an independent college. Courses for the 2019-2020 school year are now offered under the authority of the Compton Community College District, and going forward, all students earning degrees or certificates at Compton College will be issued a Compton College diploma.

"We are looking forward to the future of Compton College," said Dr. Deborah Sims LeBlanc, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees president. "Our commitment to representing the interests of the communities we serve will continue to be a priority as we focus on being at the forefront of change and innovation."

The meeting also marked the conclusion of the 13-year partnership between the Compton and El Camino community college districts. On August 29, 2018, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Oakley issued Executive Order 2018-01 declaring Compton College will operate as an independent college under the authority of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees effective June 7, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. The California Community Colleges Chancellor Executive Order 2018-01 is available here.

The Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 10-16-2018A at its October 16, 2018 meeting terminating the November 30, 2016 agreement between the El Camino College and Compton Community College districts. The agreement provided educational and related support to residents of the Compton Community College District, and assisted the Compton campus with recovery and full accreditation.



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