Dr. Saul E. Lankster II

Local Educator Appointed National University Assistant Professor

Dr. Saul E. Lankster II, former three-term Compton School Board President and Civil Rights and the Law Adjunct Professor at California State University Long Beach, has been appointed Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Law for National University School of Professional Studies, effective August 1, 2015. Lankster, a retired Compton Police Detective, made history in 1967 when he came home to Compton from the Vietnam War and integrated the previously all-white Compton Fire Department. He taught Ecology of Black Crime and authored the course “Racism in the American Military” at California State University Long Beach and taught a host of