Compton College’s population of students, faculty and staff reflects the diversity of the residents that live within the Compton Community College District (CCCD) service area, which encompasses 12 cities including the communities of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach, and South Gate.
While the current employees of the Compton Community College District closely mirror the same population, Compton College has an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan and is working with the University of Southern California Center for Urban Education to review our hiring process and procedures during the 2019-2020 year. In addition, the CCCD Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a Director of Diversity, Compliance and Title IX at its September 10, 2019 Board meeting. This is a new position and the first-ever in the history of Compton College.
As the president of Compton College, I would like to publicly provide information and official data regarding the gender and ethnicity of the District’s employees, students and the communities served by the Compton Community College District.
The following is an overview of the population (employees and students) at Compton College by gender:
Based on this data, the number of male new hires, 51 percent so far this year, is greater in comparison to Compton College student and District populations.
Concerning the ethnicity of the Compton Community College District and Compton College employees, the majority of new hires this year are African American.
Compton College anticipates hiring additional faculty, classified employees, and administrators by the end of this year, which creates an opportunity to actively recruit and create a diverse faculty applicant pool for open positions. Employment opportunities are announced on the Compton Community College District’s Human Resources’ webpage: www.compton.edu/district/administration/human-resources. Compton College will host its second annual on-campus job fair sometime in spring 2020.
Faculty and staff diversity is a high priority for the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees who remains committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone in the campus community. This includes employees, who are vital to student learning and success at Compton College, where Every Student is a Success Story!
Dr. Keith Curry serves as the CEO of the Compton Community College District and president of Compton College.