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Message from the PRESIDENT/CEO

May 11, 2020


Campus Community,

We are almost 30 days away from the first Compton College commencement ceremony. The virtual commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 12, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Today's President/CEO Message - May 11, 2020, includes COVID-19 information and other campus-related updates.

Compton College COVID-19 Update – May 11, 2020
As of Sunday, May 10, 2020, there are a total of 67,939 positive cases and 2,770 deaths in California. For more information, go to www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019. Compton College remains operating at Level Four - Severe Infection Rate, according to the Compton CCD Pandemic Outbreak - Emergency Operations Plan.

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots Available to Current Spring 2020 Compton College Students
Free Wi-Fi hotspots are available on a first-come-first-served basis, to students who are currently enrolled in spring 2020 courses at Compton College and sign up online for the Wi-Fi Loan Program. Please share this message with students and inform them to read all instructions included in the online RSVP form carefully. Email tartarsupport@compton.edu if you have questions. Delivery of the Wi-Fi hotspots is coordinated between the Student Equity Department and the Foundation for California Community Colleges.

Student Laptop Loan Program
More than 260 laptop computers are still available to students who submit a Student Laptop Loan Program RSVP and are currently enrolled in spring 2020 courses at Compton College. We have delivered 30 laptops to students' homes; students have successfully activated 20 laptops. If you have any questions about the Student Laptop Loan Program, please email studentlife@compton.edu.

Compton College Pandemic Coordinators Meeting
The Compton College Pandemic Coordinators meet twice a week to discuss our current operating level and provide recommendations to the President/CEO. We would like you to join them on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. to receive an update on Compton College's COVID-19 status and to discuss the reopening plan for the College. If you are interested in participating in the meeting, please email Heather Parnock, Director of Community Relations, at hparnock@compton.edu to receive the Zoom meeting information.

Compton College Virtual Tartar Talks
I will host a virtual Tartar Talks on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. During the virtual Tartar Talks, we will provide campuswide updates, including an update on Governor Newsom's May Revise, the 2020-2021 Compton Community College District Budget, Accreditation, and on COVID-19. The virtual Tartar Talk Zoom meeting information is available here.

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees Meeting
The next meeting of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020, Closed session begins at 4:00 p.m., with open session commencing at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Information on how to access the Board of Trustees meeting is available here.

Final Thought
Over the next 30 days, we will be pushing to complete the semester strong for our students. It is going to be very busy, and for many of us very stressful. Please take some time to reflect and to appreciate the progress we are making as an institution. We are doing transformative work that will be a model for other California community colleges, and other community colleges in this nation. I hope you are proud of the work you have done for Compton College and how we have grown as an institution. Not a day goes by that I do not think about Compton College and how proud I am of everyone and the work you do for our students.

Thank you, and please be safe and healthy.

Sincerely,

Keith Curry, Ed.D.
(preferred pronouns: he/him/his)
President/CEO
Compton College


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