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Compton College back on road to accreditation and local control, 7 years after corruption scandal

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Compton College lost its academic accreditation and local control seven years ago after a corruption and mismanagement scandal. On Thursday evening the community college’s chief executive plans a public meeting to publicize the timeline toward accreditation.

Compton College had an illustrious 80-year history before it lost academic accreditation and nearby El Camino College took over its administration.

A state-appointed administrator and a chief executive officer make decisions for the school in place of a board of trustees and college president. Chief executive Keith Curry has led two public roundtables to discuss Compton College’s steps toward applying for accreditation. Curry’s also talking about a five-year major construction effort he’d like to launch in two years.

The college encourages roundtable participation from people in the cities of Compton, Paramount, Lynwood, Bellflower, and Carson. The Compton College community roundtable begins Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Compton.