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President/CEO Message

March 29, 2021


Campus Community,

Happy Monday! As Women's History Month comes to an end, I want to acknowledge the women of Compton College for your continued support of our students' success. On behalf of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees, I would also like to thank all the women of Compton College for their many contributions to our organization. 

I am pleased to announce we are working with St. John's Well Child & Family Center to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to our currently enrolled students. Our goal is to offer vaccines beginning Monday, April 19, 2021. More information will be provided in a future President/CEO Message, and an email will be sent to our students regarding COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Compton College COVID-19 Update

Los Angeles County's current risk level is Red Tier (substantial), according to California's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy." On March 28, 2021, there were 538 newly recorded confirmed cases in Los Angeles County. The county now has a total of 1,218,225 reported cases (including cases reported by Long Beach and Pasadena Health Departments). For more information, go to http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/data/index.htm. Due to a recently confirmed COVID-19 case on campus, Compton College is operating at Level 4 - Severe Infection Rate according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan

Compton College Pandemic Coordinators Meeting

Employees and students are invited to join them on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. to receive an update on Compton College's COVID-19 status and to review the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health "Protocol for Institutes of Higher Education." If you are interested in participating in the meeting, please email the Director of Community Relations, Heather Parnock, at hparnock@compton.edu to receive the Zoom meeting information.

2021-2022 Compton College Goals

Over the past couple of weeks, the Compton College Core Planning Committee has been working on the 2021-2022 Compton College Goals. The draft 2021-2022 Compton College Goals are available here for your review and feedback. Over the next couple of weeks, through Collaborative Governance, we will be sharing the goals with the Planning and Budget Committee, Consultative Council, and the Compton CCD Board of Trustees. Special Thanks to the Core Planning Committee for their initial draft of the 2021-2022 Compton College Goals. If you have any questions, concerns, or creative input on the 2021-2022 Compton College Goals, please send them to me at kcurry@compton.edu by Friday, April 2, 2021.

Compton Community College District Virtual Community Meeting

Compton CCD will hold a Virtual Community Meeting on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom meeting. Compton CCD Board of Trustees Clerk, Barbara Jean Calhoun, will host the meeting, and topics to be covered include an update on Compton CCD response to COVID-19, enrollment for spring and summer at Compton College, and campus facilities update. This Virtual Community Meeting provides students, parents, and community members with an opportunity to learn more about what Compton College offers and participate in discussions with Board Clerk Barbara Jean Calhoun. The Zoom meeting information for this meeting is available here.

Upcoming Events

Every week, please check the online calendar of events, which is available here.

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees Meeting

The Compton CCD Board of Trustees' next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The closed session begins at 4:00 p.m., with the open session commencing at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom Meeting. Information on how to access the Compton CCD Board of Trustees meeting is available here.

Final Thoughts

Please note that the MyCompton portal and all Banner ERP services will be unavailable on Friday-Monday, April 9-12, 2021.

Spring break begins on Friday, April 10, 2021. Classes are not in session April 10-16, 2021, and the entire campus will be closed on Friday, April 16, 2021. I hope you give yourself a break during spring break and find ways to relax and practice self-care. And for those working that week, please reduce the number of Zoom meetings.

Please be safe and have a wonderful week.

Keith Curry, Ed.D.
(preferred pronouns: he/him/his)
President/CEO
Compton College


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