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President/CEO Message

July 27, 2020

Campus Community,

Only three Zoom meetings today, which I consider to be a success. However, I just scanned my schedule for tomorrow, July 28, 2020, and it appears I have six Zoom meetings.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with your family and friends. Today, I had an employee stop by my office, who thanked me for their employment. I reminded the employee that during these budgets times, we will continue to follow the 2020-2021 Guiding Principles, which I shared with the campus community in the President/CEO Message - May 22, 2020.  I thanked the employee for their work in support of student success. The President/CEO Message - July 27, 2020, includes COVID-19 information and other campus-related updates.

Compton College COVID-19 Update
On July 27, 2020, California reported 6,891 new cases of COVID-19. The state now has a total of 460,550 positive cases. There has been a total of 8,445 deaths in the state. For more information, go to www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019. Compton College continues to operate at Level Four - Severe Infection Rate, according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.

July 30, 2020, Open Pandemic Coordinator Meeting
We would like you to join the Pandemic Coordinators on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the draft "Eventual Return to Campus" plan. If you are interested in participating in the meeting, please email Heather Parnock, Director of Community Relations, at hparnock@compton.edu to receive the Zoom meeting information. The Open Pandemic Coordinator Meeting will focus on the draft plan.

Enrollment Update
As of today, July 27, 2020, Compton College has generated 771 Full-Time Equivalent Students for fall 2020. Our fill rate is at 25%, and our seats filled is 4,844. Click here for the current fall 2020 Enrollment Snapshot. Please encourage students and prospective students to enroll in the fall 2020 classes.

Student Communications
Students received an email today, July 27, 2020, with fall 2020 registration and class schedule information via their @compton.edu accounts. The reminder was sent to all winter 2020, spring 2020, and summer 2020 students.

All emails to students are available online on the Student Information and Communications webpage.

Professional Development
Compton College has an ongoing commitment to providing professional learning opportunities for the faculty, Classified staff, and managers/supervisors to develop the necessary knowledge and skills that are essential to student success. To enhance the professional growth of all employees, the Professional Development webpage provides access to current training and mentoring opportunities, upcoming events, and on-demand training webinars.

All employee groups of Compton College share a universal theme for learning, including equity, diversity, and technology. The 2020-2021 Professional Development Calendar will focus on those topics and provide the necessary resources to enhance the fundamental skills needed to facilitate student engagement, persistence, and success. The final 2020-2021 Professional Development Calendar will be made available to the campus community in a future President/CEO Message. For more information on Compton College Professional Development programs/activities, please contact Pilar Huffman, Professional Development Manager at phuffman@compton.edu.

2020-2021 Planning and Budget
When you have a moment, please review the Annual Planning at Compton College Report, which is a summary of the Planning Cycle for 2020-2021 Academic Year, including Prioritized Funding Recommendations. Compton College initiated our planning process in fall 2019 for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The Annual Planning at Compton College Report outlines the process of this planning cycle, the outcomes, and recommendations for funding. The report also describes lessons learned and recommendations for the 2021-2022 planning cycle that will begin in fall 2020.  In the coming weeks, we will prioritize the 2020-2021 funding requests for Enrollment Management, Guided Pathways, Lottery, Student Equity and Achievement, Strong Workforce funds.

Final Thoughts
On Saturday, July 25, 2020, the Compton CCD Board of Trustees held their first Board Study Session of the 2020 year. The Board of Trustees reviewed their 2020 goals and began a mid-year assessment of their progress toward completing those goals. The 2020 Board of Trustees' Goals are available here. The Board of Trustees' Goals align with the Compton College 2024 Strategic Initiatives.  I have asked the managers/supervisors to have regular discussions on the 2020 Board of Trustees' Goals, the 2020-2021 Compton College Goals, and the updated Compton College Institutional-Set Goals during their program, department, and division meetings.


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

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