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President/CEO Message

October 7, 2021


Happy Thursday! I am excited that tomorrow is Friday. I hope everyone had a wonderful week; mine was very busy and highly productive. I had the opportunity to meet with external foundations and organizations and discuss Compton College and the Compton Community College District. I am very hopeful this leads to additional funding opportunities to support student success at Compton College. As mentioned in the President/CEO Message - August 30, 2021, Chris Ferguson, Program Budget Manager with the California  Department of Finance, and I provided a presentation at today's October 7, 2021, Compton College Academic Senate meeting on the Compton College Full-Time Equivalent Student (FTES) Hold Harmless Provision and Compton College Enrollment. A copy of the presentation is available here. If you have any questions or need additional information related to this presentation, please email me at kcurry@compton.edu.

The President/CEO Message - October 7, 2021, includes COVID-19 information and other campus-related updates.

Compton College COVID-19 Update

Los Angeles County's Daily COVID-19 Data webpage reports 1,479 newly recorded confirmed cases in Los Angeles County as of 6 p.m. on October 6, 2021. For more information, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/data/. As of October 4, 2021, 77.6% of Los Angeles County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; and 69% are fully vaccinated. For detailed vaccine information, including individual city data, go to publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/vaccine/vaccine-dashboard.  Compton College is operating at Level 4 – Severe Infection Rate according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.

Fall 2021 Enrollment Update

As of today, October 7, , 2021, Compton College has generated 1,287 FTES for the fall 2021 term. Our fill rate is currently 61%, and our seats filled is 9,006. Click here to view today's enrollment snapshot.

Once again, please encourage interested students to check the Searchable Class Schedule, which can be found online at http://www.compton.edu/studentservices/admissionandrecords/ClassSchedule.aspx, for the most up to date information on open sections. A variety of eight-week classes that offer the same credit as a full-semester section are scheduled to begin on October 18.

Winter 2022 Registration Begins November 2, 2021

The Winter 2022 class schedule is available online in PDF and searchable formats at www.compton.edu/studentservices/admissionandrecords/ClassSchedule. Classes begin Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Students should meet with a counselor to ensure they are on the right track to meet their academic and career goals. Virtual and in-person appointments are available Monday-Friday. Click here for more information.

"One More Class - You've Got This!" Campaign Focuses on Midterm Classes

Current fall 2021 students who are enrolled in fewer than ten units will receive a text message next week encouraging them to enroll in one more class during the second eight-week session. Digital ads and email campaigns continue to target former Compton College students, as well as prospective students, including Promise-eligible Class of 2021 graduates, providing information on how to apply and register for midterm classes. On-air radio ads began Tuesday, October 5, 2021, on KJLH, and display ads are still running at the Gardena and Compton DMV offices.

Upcoming Community Meeting

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees member Dr. Deborah LeBlanc is hosting a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, via Zoom from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and we will provide an update on facilities, enrollment, and the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees Meeting 

The next Compton CCD Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The closed session begins at 4:00 p.m., with the open session commencing at 5:00 p.m. Information on how to access the Compton CCD Board of Trustees meeting via Zoom is available here.

Final Thoughts

I want to remind you to share with your students the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank mobile food pantry will be on our campus beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Parking Lot F via Greenleaf Blvd. Please note, the mobile food pantry is also scheduled for two additional Tuesdays: November 9, 2021, and December 14, 2021. 

Please have a fantastic Friday, and I look forward to seeing some of you on Zoom next week. 

Sincerely,

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


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