Welcome to The Messenger

We are excited to introduce The Messenger—the redesigned online newsletter for faculty and staff at El Camino College Compton Center! The Messenger combines the CEO Message and Center News into one comprehensive source for news and information. More…

Student Success

New Dean of Student Success

SubramaniamEl Camino College Compton Center named Dr. Chelvi Subramaniam the new dean of student success. This newly created position directly supports ECC Compton Center’s mission to ensure the educational success of students from the diverse communities it serves. Subramaniam assumed her new responsibilities on January 6 and will lead all student success programs and services. More…


Compton Center Welcomes Four New Faculty Members

El Camino College Compton Center hired four new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the spring 2014 semester. These instructors, who join ECC Compton Center in the mission to provide high-quality educational programs, bring extensive knowledge and professional experience to their new roles, helping to contribute to student success. More…

First Year Experience Program Forms All-Male Learning Community

FYE All-Male Cohort“If I had not been in the First Year Experience program at El Camino College Compton Center, I would have dropped out of college,” wrote a student in an anonymous feedback survey for the program.

In an effort to improve persistence and completion rates among African-American and Hispanic males in its student population, ECC Compton Center established an all-male learning community in the First Year Experience (FYE) program during the fall 2013 semester. More…

Priority Registration for Local High School Students

Priority RegistrationIn an effort to help area high school seniors get the college classes they need for summer and fall 2014 semesters, El Camino College has a policy that gives them a head start on registering. Graduating seniors who follow the necessary steps to enroll will be able to register, a few days before the rest of the students. More…


District News

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Staff Appreciation BreakfastCompton Community College District (CCCD) hosted the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast in December as a way to celebrate the holidays and show appreciation to faculty and staff. All of the employees in attendance enjoyed a delicious breakfast and the company of their colleagues.

View the photos from this festive year-end event here.

CCCD Publishes Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Annual Report

The Compton Community College District’s (CCCD) Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee’s 2011-2012 Annual Report was presented to the CCCD Board of Trustees at its November 13 meeting.  More…

Special Trustee Advisory Committee Members Appointed

At the January Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board meeting, Special Trustee Henry appointed six community representatives to the Special Trustee Advisory Committee to serve a one-year term. As outlined in AB 318, the CCCD Special Trustee Advisory Committee is organized “to advise the Special Trustee with respect to the management of the Compton Community College District.”

This committee meets a minimum of four times per year. All committee meetings are open to the public. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room.

Special Trustee Advisory Committee members:
Domitila Aguilar
Amirah Hendrickson
Marie Hollis
Lestean Johnson
Cynthia Macon
Olivia Verrett

For more information on this committee and/or the members, go to the Compton District website and click on: Special Trustee Advisory Committee.

Facilities Update

CCCD Celebrates Grand Opening of Central Plant and Main Road

Ribbon CuttingRibbon cutting ceremonies for the new Central Plant and the opening of the main north/south road that connects the Compton Center campus took place in December.

As part of the Phase 1 Infrastructure project funded by state capital outlay monies, the new state-of-the-art Central Plant supplies cooling for existing buildings (except the row buildings), as well as support future expansion throughout the Compton Community College District grounds. This energy efficient approach will improve reliability and reduce the energy costs for the District by $220,000 per year.

The main access road, which connects the south side of campus (Artesia Blvd.) with the north side of campus (Greenleaf Ave.) opened as well. Improvements for this main campus thoroughfare include, aligning the primary drop-off area to help clarify vehicle circulation patterns and speed control, as well as new landscaping improvements.

Other News

Black History Month Celebration

Black History MonthEl Camino College Compton Center celebrates Black History Month this month with a series of events recognizing the historical contributions of African-Americans in this country. Several of the events will highlight ECC Compton Center’s Black History Month theme “Civil Rights & the Arts: Pathways to Freedom.” More…

Child Development Center Now Accepting Preschool Applications

Child Development CenterSupported by a one-year $70,000 state grant, Compton Center now has space available in its half-day preschool program for 3- and 4-year-old children at low or no cost for eligible families. Parents are encouraged to visit the Compton Center Child Development Center (CDC), take a tour and fill out eligibility paperwork. More…


Campus Calendar

February 12 Black History Month "Martin & Music" Dramatic Portrayal
February 14 Last day to apply for spring degrees and certificates
February 15 Black Panther Alumni Panel Presentation & Film
February 17 Washington’s Day Holiday (campus closed)
February 18 Compton Community College District Board Meeting
February 22 Free Tax Preparation Assistance Event
  Cash for College Fair
February 27 Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
March 2 FAFSA Submission Deadline