President/CEO Message

September 27, 2021

The deadline to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status for Compton CCD employees scheduled to work on campus and student-athletes is fast approaching. Individuals must submit their proof of vaccination online using the "COVID-19 Vaccination - Exemption - Test Submission" tile available via the MyCompton Portal by 11:59 p.m on October 1, 2021. The Exemption/Accommodation Form is available on the COVID-19 Information for Employees webpage

Students enrolled in in-person on-campus classes have until January 1, 2022, to submit their proof of full vaccination status using the "COVID-19 Vaccination - Exemption - Test Submission" tile available via the MyCompton Portal. More information on the required vaccination of faculty, staff, and students on the Compton College campus will be included in a special President/CEO Message - September 28, 2021. 

The President/CEO Message - September 27, 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 1,174 newly recorded confirmed cases in Los Angeles County as of 6:00 p.m. on September 26, 2021. For more information, go to As of September 23, 2021, 76.7% of Los Angeles County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; and 68% are fully vaccinated. For detailed vaccine information, including individual city data, go to  Compton College is operating at Level 4 – Severe Infection Rate according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.

Third Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Dose (Booster Shot) is Available for Compton College Employees

As a follow-up to the President/CEO Message - August 26, 2021, President/CEO Message - September 13, 2021, the President/CEO Message - September 20, 2021, I am pleased to announce the third Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Dose (Booster Shot) is available on campus. Individuals may call 1-877-612-8299 to register for an appointment or go directly to the Health Center on-campus. Below are the St. John's Health Center hours:

Mondays - 11:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
Tuesdays through Fridays - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Fall 2021 Enrollment Update

As of today, September 27, 2021, Compton College has generated 1,257 FTES for the fall 2021 term. Our fill rate is currently 59%, and our seats filled is 8,775. 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, 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 in mid-October.

Upcoming Community Meetings

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees members, Ms. Barbara Calhoun and Dr. Deborah LeBlanc, are hosting community meetings in September and October. The meetings are open to the public and will provide an update on facilities, enrollment, and the College's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information, including Zoom Meeting links, is available below.

President/CEO Closing the Loop

  1. As a follow-up to the President/CEO Message - August 30, 2021, and the President/CEO Message - September 13, 2021, regarding the review of the "Tartar" as the mascot for Compton College, at today's Consultative Council meeting, we agreed to the following composition for the review committee:
    • 2 Management Representatives
    • 5 Academic Senate Representatives
    • 5 Associated Student Government Representatives
    • 5 CCCFE - Classified Unit Representatives
    • 2 Confidential Employees Representatives
    • 3 Alumni/Community Representatives

Over the next couple of weeks, each constituent group will be working on their appointments to the committee. Once again, if you have any creative input regarding the process for reviewing the Tartar mascot, please forward them to me at

2. We have scheduled our annual high school principals' event, which will be a Morning Roundtable, scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 7:45 a.m. via Zoom Meeting. We have invited the Guided Pathways Counselors to provide a presentation on their Guided Pathways Divisions at this year's event. 

3. At today's September 27, 2021, Consultative Council meeting, the council approved our 2021-2022 goals, which are available here.

Compton CCD Board of Trustees Meetings

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

In the President/CEO Message - September 30, 2021, I will announce winter 2022, spring 2022, and summer 2022 instruction. I was able to receive creative input at today's Consultative Council meeting about the safe return to campus related to instruction.

Last week, I was interviewed by Inside HigherEd for the "A' Loud and Clear' Call to Invest in Black Men" article. I shared my thoughts on Black Student Recruitment and Retention efforts at Compton College and how the work we do must be transformative. I am excited that we are hiring a director of black and males of color. As mentioned in the President/CEO Message - September 13, 2021, we will be hiring a Student Services Advisor to focus on student recruitment for Black and Males of Color.

In closing, in many President/CEO Messages, I ask for creative input regarding items or matters that impact the College. Hopefully, you will consider providing input on items or matters in the future by emailing me at


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

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