The Compton Community College District Board of Trustees has approved a contract extension for its president/chief executive officer, Dr. Keith Curry, who has served as the district’s permanent CEO since 2013 and will now serve through June 30, 2023, a statement said Wednesday.
“Dr. Curry’s dedication to Compton College can be seen in the continued improvements we are making in student success and retention, as well as accreditation. His efforts to address community college students’ basic needs statewide directly impact our students,” said CCCD Board President Sonia Lopez. “He is an energetic administrator and innovative educator who will continue to lead Compton College and its students on a path of excellence.”
Under Curry’s leadership, highlights from the past year include establishing the Compton College Oliver W. Conner Promise Program, which covers the first two years of enrollment fees at the college for recent high school graduates; securing a long-term planning grant from the College Futures Foundation designed to increase student achievement and success; and implementing guided pathways to ensure students set goals and stay on course to achieve their goals.
“I am excited to lead Compton College and CCCD and look forward to working with our the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students to continue our progress toward Compton College being the premier community college in California and nationally,” Curry said.
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