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Accreditation restored to Compton College

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 10-16-2018 at its Oct. 16, 2018 meeting terminating the agreement dated Nov. 30, 2016.  Courtesy Compton College Accreditation, full control of its own affairs occurs effective June

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 10-16-2018 at its Oct. 16, 2018 meeting terminating the agreement dated Nov. 30, 2016.  Courtesy Compton College

Accreditation, full control of its own affairs occurs effective June 7, 2019

COMPTON  Accreditation to take control of its own affairs will again be a reality at Compton College after 12 years.

The Compton Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 10-16-2018 at its Oct. 16, 2018 meeting terminating the partnership agreement between the Compton Community College District (CCCD), and the El Camino College District effective June 7, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

At this time, Compton College will operate as an independent college under the authority of the CCCD Board of Trustees.

In a written statement, the CCCD Board of Trustees thanked “the Compton College faculty and staff for their dedication to student success throughout the partnership, in addition to their years of hard work and ongoing contributions to the process to accreditation.

Further, “The CCCD Board of Trustees would also like to thank the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley for their assistance and guidance to the Compton Community College District over the last 12 years.

“Their support enabled Compton College to achieve initial accreditation on June 7, 2017, and now, to govern as an independent college under the authority of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees effective June 7, 2019.”

The statement continued,  “the CCCD Board of Trustees greatly appreciates the El Camino Community College District, and its Board of Trustees for their willingness to serve as a partner with Compton Community College District since August 2006 and thereby enabling Compton College to continue providing educational services to our community, and for their assistance with Compton College achieving initial accreditation.

“The Board of Trustees is deeply appreciative of the support shown by the Compton Community College District for Compton College and the students we serve,” the statement concluded.

The CCCD Trustee Board is represented by Nicole J. Jones, president, Area 2; Sonia Lopez, vice president, Area 3; LoWanda Green, clerk, Area 5; Deborah LeBlanc, member, Area 4; and Andres Ramos, member, Area 1.

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