President/CEO Message

November 1, 2021

Campus Community,

As mentioned in the President/CEO Message - September 16, 2021, President/CEO Message - October 18, 2021, and the President/CEO Message - October 25, 2021, the California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 169 - Postsecondary education trailer bill. Senate Bill 169 establishes a program of one-time grants for the construction of student housing. I am proud to announce that on Saturday, October 30, 2021, Linda Owens, our chief facilities officer, submitted the Compton College Student Housing Proposal. This afternoon, we shared the proposal with our California State Legislators.

Click on the links below to review the documents associated with the Compton College Student Housing Proposal.

  1. Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program Compton College - CCC Student Housing Grant Proposal Cover Letter
  2. Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program Supplemental Application
  3. Compton College Student Housing Drawings
  4. Cost Estimate Summary and Anticipated Time Schedule
  5. Capital Outlay Budget Change Proposal (COBCP)

The President/CEO Message - November 1, 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 1,118 newly recorded confirmed cases in Los Angeles County as of 6 p.m. on October 31, 2021. For more information, go to As of October 27, 2021, 79.6% of Los Angeles County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; and 71% are fully vaccinated. For detailed vaccine information, including individual city data, go to  Compton College is operating at Level 3 - Moderate Infection Rate according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.

Winter 2022 Registration Begins November 2, 2021

The Winter 2022 class schedule is available online in PDF and searchable formats at 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.

Virtual University Transfer Fair on Thursday, November 4, 2021 

The Transfer & Career Center is hosting a virtual University Transfer Fair on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with university representatives. We have over 50 colleges and universities scheduled to participate. Students can qualify for an opportunity drawing, and an Uber Eats promo code by meeting with a minimum of three university representatives. Registration is required.

Mobile Food Pantry On-Campus - November 9, 2021

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Compton College have partnered together to provide FREE healthy food to our community. Next week on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the public is invited to stop by Compton College (enter from Greenleaf Blvd. between Santa Fe Ave. and Long Beach Blvd.) to pick up a box of free food. This is a drive-thru-only event, and no walk-ups are permitted. Due to limited supplies, food will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, click here. Please share this information with those who could benefit from the generous assistance.

Classified Professionals Needs Assessment closes on November 5, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office is seeking as much input as possible from classified professionals across the California Community Colleges. Responses are critical to guiding the Chancellor's Office's intentional investment in and design of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional development for classified professionals.

This voluntary survey will take 14 minutes to complete. If you are a classified professional, we encourage you to fill out the assessment so that your voice is heard. You may begin the assessment by clicking on the following link or copying and pasting it into your browser:

Your responses will be anonymous to the Chancellor's Office. By taking this survey, you agree to participate in the evaluation research. Please contact EdInsights' Evaluation Director, Dr. Madeleine R. Kerrick, with any questions at

Compton College Virtual Backgrounds Available for Download

Several new virtual backgrounds with photos of Compton College and the college logo are available for download here. Employees and students may download the jpegs for use on Zoom and other virtual platforms. Backgrounds for each of the five Guided Pathway Divisions are also available.

Closing the Loop

As a follow-up to the Consultative Council meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021, we agreed to participate in a  Collegiality in Action Workshop, a joint program of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Community College League of California. The goal is to offer this workshop for all constituent groups sometime during the spring 2022 semester. More information on the Collegiality in Action Workshop, including the date and time, will be provided in a future President/CEO Message. While developing the Compton College Collaborative Governance document, we held a Collegiality in Action Workshop during the spring 2019 semester. A copy of that presentation is available here for your reference.

Final Thoughts

In the President/CEO Message - June 17, 2021, and the President/CEO Message - September 30, 2021, I talked about the "ew normal" and how we need to decide what we should keep as a new way of doing things as a part of the lessons we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, we need to have conversations about our online course offerings while considering Compton College's Substantive Change Proposal that was approved by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges. I have previously asked the Academic Senate for their feedback regarding our long-term planning for our online course offerings; and will be following up with Sheri Berger, vice president of Academic Affairs, for recommendations from the deans and division chairs. We need to review the hours of operations for the college and the number of days offices and programs will be open to the public and students.

This afternoon, in the Consultative Council Meeting, the Associated Student Government had questions and concerns regarding promoting events to students and the campus community. Next week, during the Consultative Council meeting, we will have further conversations about this topic. I encourage everyone, employees, and students, to check the online calendar of events weekly, which is available on the Compton College website and the MyCompton portal. Also, if you have creative input regarding how we promote events to students and the campus community, please forward those recommendations to me at

In closing, please have a safe and productive week serving our students. This semester is moving very quickly, and we are almost into the Holiday season.


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

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