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Board of Directors

Daniel Chenault portrait

Daniel Chenault, President

Daniel Chenault is a regional construction manager for Southern California Edison. He has more than 17 years of professional experience with the public utility company and has also worked as a senior operations supervisor, field supervisor, and journeyman lineman. He currently manages contractors performing maintenance and other projects, as well as oversees the competitive bid, award and management of construction contracts. Chenault earned certification as a human performance practitioner at the University of Idaho. He also earned a journeyman lineman certification through National Joint Apprentice Training. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in organizational management at the University of La Verne.

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Roberto Chavez, Vice President

Roberto Chavez is an international award-winning photographer, and currently serves as chief creative art director at 562CREATIVES, an advertising and design firm in Whittier, Calif. He has served as an adjunct professor at Rio Hondo College in the Communications and Languages Department teaching photojournalism, mass media, and communications. For nearly a decade, Chavez has served as a mentor for the Whittier High School Cardinal Computer Academy, as well as a board member for the Whittier Historical Society and Museum. Chavez earned a master's degree in education with an emphasis in higher education from Ashford University in San Diego, and a bachelor's degree in photography from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Photographic Artists' Los Angeles Chapter, and the French Association of Photography in Paris, France.

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Edward Morris Magee, Treasurer

Edward Morris Magee is an emergency medicine physician working at various local medical facilities, and an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. With more fifteen years of teaching experience, Magee has taught in a variety of academic settings, including training doctors in Kenya. Several of his medical papers have been published, and he has earned an number of awards and honors throughout his academic career. Magee earned his medical doctorate at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California.

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Heather Parnock, Secretary

As Compton College's 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. 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.

Keith Curry portrait

Keith Curry

Dr. Keith Curry is the President of the Compton College and CEO of the Compton Community College District. Curry is responsible for overseeing all departments and functions of Compton College and the District, and serves as secretary for the CCCD Board of Trustees. He served as the interim CEO for the District from 2011-2013 after which he was permanently appointed to the position. He first joined the former El Camino College Compton Center as dean of student services in 2006. Prior to joining the district, Curry worked at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) as director of the Early Academic Outreach Program. He is a recipient of the ACCCA's 2018 Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award and the 2019 Champions of Equity presented by the Campaign for College Opportunity and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational fund. In June 2020, he was invited to serve on the California Higher Education Recovery with Equity Task Force. Curry earned his doctorate in educational leadership from UCI, and a bachelor's degree in American studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Paul Flor portrait

Paul Flor

Paul Flor is dean of student learning at Compton College. He has worked as a political science instructor in the political science department since 1997 and subsequently became division chair. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at El Camino College since 2015. He has served Compton College as president of the Academic Senate, SLO coordinator, and chairperson of Faculty Council. In addition, he serves as the Title III coordinator, overseeing the federal grant program which helps fund the Welcome Center and the Learning Lab at Compton College. In 2018, he was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award. Flor earned a doctorate degree in leadership in higher education from Northcentral University, a master's degree in educational administration from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in Latin American studies and a bachelor's degree in political science both from UCLA. 

Vanessa Madrid portrait

Vanessa Madrid

Assistant Professor of Art Vanessa Madrid joined the Compton College faculty in fall 2014. Prior to joining Compton College, she taught several different art classes for the Riverside Community College District, as well as serving on the faculty at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif. and Mt. San Jacinto College's Menifee campus. At Compton College, she has served as the faculty sponsor of the Art Club and Gay Straight Alliance. Madrid is a professional artist who regularly shows her work at gallery exhibits and operated a custom jewelry business for 10 years. She earned a master's degree in sculpture and installation from Claremont Graduate University, and a bachelor's degree in applied design of textiles and metals, while receiving a minor in biology, at California State University, San Diego.

Elizabeth Martinez portrait

Elizabeth Martinez

Elizabeth Martinez has worked at Compton College for 15 years in various administrative positions, and has served as vice president of student services since last September 2017. Prior to being hired to a full-time position, she served as the director of enrollment services, Outreach and School Relations, and interim director of the EOPS/CARE programs. She also worked as the Transfer Center coordinator for six years. Martinez earned a master's degree in education, specializing in multicultural counseling in 2005 from San Diego State University, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from UCLA in 2004.

Donald Mason portrait

Don Mason

Don Mason has more than 20 of experience in higher education and law enforcement. Don has worked at the police academy as a recruit training officer and at Compton College as a professor of administration of justice, corrections, and homeland security. He previously taught emergency preparedness at El Camino College, Rio Hondo College, and California State University, Los Angeles. Mason has experience presenting throughout the country and has coauthored many articles on public safety. Currently, he is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers. 


Rodney Murrary portrait

Rodney Murray

Rodney Murray retired from Compton College after serving as the dean of the Career and Technical Education, Math and Science divisions. He previously taught business courses at Compton College. During his career, he also held various sales and marketing positions in the private sector. Murray earned a doctorate of philosophy in human services with a specialization in criminal justice from Capella University. He received an MBA and a bachelor's degree in science and business from the University of Redlands.


Paul Simpson portrait

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson is founder and CEO of SageTel International, LLC, which provides comprehensive consulting services for major mainstream wireless carriers and telecommunication companies. Services include implementing new technologies, program management, M&A financial modeling/integration support, developing go-to-market strategies, mobile application development, and creating/implementing strategic initiatives. SageTel has successfully completed more 500 high-visibility programs across the U.S. and India. Simpson uses his professional platform to advocate for advancements in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives around the world.

Joyce Warhop portrait

Joyce Warhop

Joyce Warhop has worked at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in various positions since 2006, and currently serves as region IV business operations analyst/business continuity building coordinator for the California Correctional Health Care Services regional office in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of management, training, and public relations. Warhop has extensive experience as a librarian, and also previously worked in higher education at the University of California, Riverside as assistant director for the College of Engineering administering the MESA program and in the Office of Student Affairs as the arts and cultural education coordinator. In 2019, she was appointed an ambassador for Governor Newsom's Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment program. She earned a master's degree in library science from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor's degree in urban studies from the University of California, Riverside.


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