Welcome New Managers and Staff!

Welcome to the two new directors, one interim director, and nine full-time staff members who have joined the CCCD and ECC Compton Center during the past semester.

Christine AldrichChristine Aldrich, Director of EOPS and CARE
Aldrich is responsible for administering the EOPS/CARE programs at ECC Compton Center. EOPS is designed to assist low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in achieving their educational goals, and CARE is a state-funded program providing single parents additional support and services to attend college and obtain a degree and/or marketable job skills. Aldrich most recently served as the CalWorks coordinator and counselor at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. where she monitored and maintained a caseload of over 300 students in the CalWorks, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and General Relief Opportunity for Work (GROW) programs. She also developed educational plans and organized program and recruitment activities. While at Rio Hondo College, Aldrich also held positions as interim director of EOPS/CARE, CalWorks coordinator, and Careers in Child Care coordinator/counselor. She also worked at Cerritos College, El Camino College and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Aldrich earned a master’s degree in counseling from CSUF and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine.

Eric Mendoza, Director of Student Development and Athletics
As director of student development and athletics, Mendoza is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operations of student activities at ECC Compton Center including student government, clubs and organizations; student recruitment; and the intercollegiate athletic program. He most recently served as director of student programs and athletics at Porterville College in Porterville, Calif. where he was in charge of implementing the operations of intercollegiate athletics, student activities and student government. Mendoza also worked as a sports publicist for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Central Valley Conference where he was responsible for compiling and publicizing sports information and news regarding athletic programs. Mendoza also held several other positions including assistant athletic director at Fullerton College, news writer and reporter at Fresno City College, and promotions and media relations assistant for the Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball team. Mendoza earned a master’s degree in kinesiology and physical education from Fresno Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno.

Abiodun OsanyinpejuAbiodun Osanyinpeju, Interim Dean of Student Learning
As the interim dean of student learning, Abiodun Osanyinpeju is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operation of instructional Division 1 at El Camino College Compton Center. Osanyinpeju previously served as the faculty chair of Division 1 since July 2013 and was responsible for the daily operational activities of the division. Since 2003, he has also served the Compton Community College District (CCCD) as a professor teaching various life science courses. Before joining the CCCD, he worked as a biology teacher at Inglewood High School in California, and as an instructor at the University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Osanyinpeju earned both a doctorate in philosophy with emphasis in genetics and a master’s degree in biology from the University of Lagos in Lagos, Nigeria. He earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria. He also received a California Professional Clear Teaching Credential in biology from California State University, Los Angeles.

New Full-Time Classified Staff:
Breeanna Bond, Student Services Advisor
Aaron Foster, Utility Maintenance Worker
Bryce Gartner, Vocational Tool Room Attendant
Gwendolyn Johnson, Accountant
Joshua Meadors, Research Analyst
Rio Medina, Student Services Advisor
James Rogers, Student Activities Coordinator
Daniel Swaney, Information Technology Technician II
Kenneth Washington, Utility Maintenance Worker

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