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CUSD Mourns the Passing of Beloved Board of Trustees Member, Margie N. Garrett

Ms. Garrett was elected to the Compton Unified School District Governing Board of Trustees in 2009 and re-elected in 2013. During Garrett’s first term she served as President, and Vice-President. Garrett continued her strong advocacy for public education and early child education as the Board’s Legislative Representative, leading CUSD’s legislative advocacy in Washington D.C. and in Sacramento.

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