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Making Equity a Priority

Making Equity a Priority


Dr. Keith Curry, President and CEO of Compton College, has spearheaded transformative initiatives to enhance equity and access to education.
Despite past accreditation challenges, under Curry’s leadership, Compton College has undergone significant revitalization, boasting over $118 million in renovations and securing funding for student success programs.

Addressing Student Needs

Curry’s focus extends beyond infrastructure to student welfare, particularly tackling food and housing insecurity. Initiatives like mobile food pantries and on-campus farmers’ markets underscore his commitment to student well-being.

Recognition as a Trailblazer

Curry’s dedication hasn’t gone unnoticed. Renowned educator Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab lauds Curry’s tireless advocacy and transformative leadership, citing his instrumental role in advancing equity in higher education.

Growing up in Compton, Curry’s personal journey fuels his passion for educational equity. From his grassroots outreach to his ascent to college leadership, Curry’s story exemplifies the transformative power of education.

Building for the Future

Looking ahead, Curry is focused on completing campus projects and expanding enrollment to provide more students with access to quality education and workforce opportunities.

Curry’s collaborative spirit extends to the community. Partnering with other education leaders, Curry envisions a future where equity and student success are the norm.

#EquityInEducation #StudentSuccess #TransformativeLeadership #ComptonCollege #HigherEdEquity #CommunityPartnerships #HBCUs

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As Student Success Coaches, we would like to take this opportunity to reach out and communicate with you directly. We understand that your academic journey can be challenging, but please know that we are here to support you every step of the way.

We want to remind you that your success is our top priority. We are here to provide you with guidance, resources, and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you need assistance with time management, study skills, or navigating the university, we are here to help.

It is important to remember that you are not alone in this journey. For this reason we have created this entry to provide you with a direct message and to be able to contact us more directly. We hope you enjoy.

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May Motivation and Making It to the Finish Line

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Can you believe it’s May already? Time really flies when you’re knee-deep in assignments and chasing deadlines! As we gear up for the final stretch of the semester, it’s crucial to keep your eyes on the prize and finish strong. With exams looming just around the corner, now’s the time to buckle down and give it your all. Let’s carve out those precious study sessions, make those detailed study guides, and put in the extra effort to really nail those grades. But amidst the chaos of exams and papers, do not forget why you embarked on this academic journey in the first place. Whether it’s to pursue a passion, achieve a lifelong dream, or simply broaden your horizons, each of us has a unique purpose driving us forward. Hold onto that purpose tightly, especially when the going gets tough.

I know it’s sometimes easy to doubt yourself when the pressure is on.  But let me remind you: you’ve made it this far, and that’s no small feat! You are capable, you are resilient, and you absolutely have what it takes to succeed. So, rally together with your fellow students, support each other, and push through these last few weeks with determination and grit. The finish line is in sight, and I have no doubt that each and every one of you will cross it with flying colors.

You’ve got this!

FocusQuest is focused on you. Are you focused on you?

Ndala M. Booker, Ed.D.

Chief Student Success Officer

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