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President/CEO, Keith Curry

Keith Curry, President/CEO

As president, it is my job to ensure that students are prepared for a bright future. I am responsible for promoting student enrollment, success, and retention at Compton College, while working with our vice presidents to develop plans and programs that enhance our academic and student services offerings. Responding to the additional needs of students caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our approach, but our dedication to serve students remains the same. 

Students have been impacted by the pandemic in many ways. Some find it difficult to find reliable technology needed to participate in online learning. Others struggle with food and housing insecurity. With that in mind, we stepped in to provide students with free laptop loans, Wi-Fi hotspots, and meals for pick up or delivery. CARES Act emergency grants are also available to eligible students. Connecting with students to learn the best ways to help them has always been a priority for me. If that means mailing computer equipment or delivering healthy meals to their homes, we will do that. 

I am personally invested in fulfilling the mission of this institution, which is to offer a welcoming environment where our students are supported to pursue and attain academic and professional excellence. Even though we are unable to meet in person on campus, Compton College offers academic opportunities and support programs in a virtual format, so students continue to have access to quality education that prepares them for the workforce, and provides clear pathways to transfer, completion, and lifelong learning.

It is my privilege to help all students achieve their goals. I invite all who are interested to come talk with me during a virtual forum or join one of my quarterly Tartar Talks. More information is posted below.

Keith Curry
President, Compton College
CEO, Compton Community College District

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President/CEO Virtual Student Forums

2022-2023 Student Forums have not yet been scheduled. Check back later for dates and times.

Tartar Talks

Campuswide quarterly updates are held on the fourth Tuesday of the designated month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.

  • September 20, 2022
  • November 22, 2022
  • February 21, 2023
  • April 18, 2023

To participate, please use this link to register in advance: Tartar Talks Online Registration.



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