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President/CEO Message

September 8, 2020

Campus Community,

This past weekend, we witness record-setting temperatures in Southern California. Despite the extremely hot weather, I hope you enjoyed your weekend with your family and friends. We are now in week three of the fall 2020 semester, and things are moving very quickly. The President/CEO Message – September 8, 2020, includes COVID-19 information and other campus-related updates.

Compton College COVID-19 Update

On September 7, 2020, there were 2,676 newly recorded confirmed cases. Numbers do not represent true day-over-day change as these results include cases from before yesterday. The state now has a total of  737,911  positive cases. There have been a total of 13,758 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.

Enrollment Update

As of today, September 8, 2020, Compton College has generated 1,397 Full-Time Equivalent Students for fall 2020. Our fill rate is at 56%, and our seats filled is 9,515. Click here for the current fall 2020 Enrollment Snapshot. A list of fall 2020 classes with seats available is available online here.

Fall 2020 Professional Development Feedback

Compton College faculty, Classified staff, managers/supervisors, please check your @compton.edu email for a link to survey where you can provide your feedback on the Fall 2020 Professional Development Day 1 activities. As part of the Collaborative Governance process, your input is much appreciated and will help improve activities for next year.

Compton College 2024 Action Plan

Compton College created a master Compton College 2024 Comprehensive Action Plan inclusive of all of its major planning documents: the Compton College 2024 Comprehensive Master Plan, the Human Resources Staffing Plan, and the Technology Plan, the Accreditation Action Plans, the Distance Education IEPI plan, the Integrated Planning IEPI plan, and the Equity Plan. The Action Plan will provide a common framework for college leaders and institutional standing committees to track progress toward the action items in the college planning process. The Action Plan has been divided by function and according to the Tartar Completion by Design Framework that focuses all stakeholders on the student experience. The Compton College 2024 Comprehensive Action Plan sections are Connection, Entry, Progress/Completion, Professional Development, Staffing, Technology, Research, and General/Facilities.

Leaders from across the campus will update this Action Plan quarterly, and institutional standing committees will review the progress and provide feedback about the Action Plan updates each quarter. This Action Plan was submitted for the first time to the Compton CCD Board of Trustees at the Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Board Meeting, and subsequent submissions will be in December, March, and June for the 2021-2022 academic year. The September quarterly update is available here

Thirty-three (33) faculty, classified staff, and administrators from across the campus were identified as leads for the action items in the Compton College 2024 Comprehensive Action Plan. The Action Plan will be shared with Institutional Standing Committees over the next month, and it will be refined for the next submission in December 2020. Leads addressed several prompts in the updates, including a status categorization of completed, in-progress, or not started. Leads also provided a summary that includes a description of accomplishments, key participants, timeline, anticipated challenges, how the college is measuring the success of the item, and any opportunities for improvement ("closing the loop"). 

Foundation for Compton Community College District Board of Directors

On September 3, 2020, the Foundation for Compton Community College District Board of Directors held its first meeting of the 2020-2021 year. I am excited to announce the current members of the Board of Directors:

  • Daniel Chenault, Operations Senior Supervisor, Southern California Edison
  • Keith Curry, President/CEO, Compton College
  • Paul Flor, Dean of Student Learning, Compton College
  • Steve Kibui, Vice President of Administrative Services, Compton College
  • Elizabeth Martinez, Vice President of Student Services,  Compton College 
  • Vanessa Madrid, Assistant Professor, Art
  • Don Mason, Instructor, Administration of Justice
  • Edward Morris Magee, Emergency Medicine Physician, Vituit
  • Rodney Murray, Community Member
  • Paul Simpson, President Founder and CEO of SageTel International
  • Rochelle Webb, Professor, Loyola Marymount University

In the coming weeks, additional members will be added to the Foundation for Compton CCD Board of Directors. The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 5, 2020, via Zoom Meeting. More information on the Foundation for Compton CCD is available here.

Final Thoughts

In the next couple of weeks, following the Collaborative Governance process, I will be responding to recommendations from the Professional Development Taskforce, Online Educational Resources Taskforce, and the UndocuAlly Taskforce. Before releasing my response to the recommendations, I am scheduling time to meet with each one of the taskforce. I personally wanted to thank the Compton College faculty, Classified Staff, and managers/supervisors who are serving on these taskforces. 

Finally, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Compton CCD Board of Trustees approved the 2020-2021 Compton CCD Final Budget. The 2020-2021 final budget is available at www.compton.edu/district/district_budget/docs/CCCD-Final-Budget_2020-2021.pdf. I want to thank Steve Kibui, Vice President of Administrative Services, and the Business Services Office staff for their timely completion of the 2020-2021 Compton CCD Budget.


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

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