Welcome New Managers!

Compton College is pleased to welcome three new managers beginning in the fall 2018 semester: director of financial aid, director of community relations, and manager of research and planning.

Keith Cobb, Director of Financial Aid
As director of Financial Aid, Cobb is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and institutional policies, procedures and regulations that pertain to eligibility determination, awarding and disbursement of financial aid.

Cobb has more than 20 years of experience in the administration of federal and state financial aid at the community college level. He previously worked at Cypress College as the director of Financial Aid. He is well versed in the development and implementation of systems for effective delivery of student financial aid. Cobb has experience with the application of computerized student financial aid systems to accommodate multiple processors, and to allow for electronic transmission of financial aid data. In addition, he has had extensive experience in the comprehension and interpretation of government regulations related to student financial aid administration.

Cobb earned a master's degree in human behavior at National University and a bachelor's degree in human services from California State University, Fullerton. He is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrator Association.

Heather Parnock, Director of Community Relations
As director of community relations, Parnock coordinates and directs all community relations, marketing, and government and public relations activities to enhance the Compton College and Compton Community College District (CCCD) brand, in addition to supporting the college's enrollment management efforts. She will also work closely with the Foundation for the CCCD's Board of Trustees to create and implement a plan to expand the annual gift-giving campaign, as well as help develop partnerships and events that promote community support of Compton College and the CCCD. Parnock will also oversee the on campus Print Shop and Mailroom.

Parnock most recently served as publications supervisor at El Camino College, where she worked for the past ten years. She also served as the interim director of community relations at Compton College from January through June 2018. She is an award-winning marketing and community relations professional with more than 20 years of experience in related fields. In 2015, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations honored Parnock with the Rising Star Award (District 6), which recognizes standout communications professionals at two-year community or technical colleges for demonstrating special creativity and expertise in college communications.

While at El Camino College, Parnock was chairperson for the Professional Growth Committee, a member on the El Camino College Accreditation Committee and participated in the PRIDE Leadership Program. She also currently serves on the El Camino College/Compton College Transition Committee.

Parnock earned a bachelor's degree in art from California State University, Long Beach, and an associate degree in graphic design from Santa Monica College. She is a member of the Community College Public Relations Organization and the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations.

Lauren Sosenko, Manager of Research and Planning
As manager of research and planning, Sosenko organizes, develops, evaluates and implements a comprehensive institutional research program to assist Compton College in improving its effectiveness as a learning-centered institution. She will also provide research assistance to instructional and non-instructional departments to aid in the institution's program review process, accreditation, planning, learning outcomes, grant development and overall improvement.

Prior to joining the Compton Community College District, Sosenko was the director of institutional research at Long Beach City College (LBCC). Before working at LBCC, she served as a research and evaluation consultant with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change and WestEd. In these roles, she directed data-linking efforts and evaluations of teacher-preparation programs, dropout-prevention programs, and college-preparation materials. She also contributed to the development of a data use model for college leadership.

In 2017, Sosenko developed strategic plan metrics and goals for LBCC, and created a data use framework for multiple stakeholders to see how their own planning and operational actions connected to the plan. This process was documented and published by the Harvard Education Press in a book chapter about data use and change measurement in community colleges.

Sosenko earned her master's degree in justice, law and society from American University in Washington D.C., and a bachelor's degree in social anthropology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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