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Compton Community College District Gains Independence and Moves toward College Accreditation

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO) – Today it was announced by California Community College Chancellor Eloy Oakley that the Compton Community College District would now officially regain independence and be governed by its own locally elected board of trustees. Assemblymember Mike Gipson released the following statement in support:

“I am very proud of the board of trustees. This has been a long time coming and is well deserved,” stated Gipson. “The Compton Community College District is starting a new chapter and is moving full speed ahead towards regaining accreditation for its local college. This represents a great achievement for our community and speaks volumes of the hard work being put in by faculty, staff, administrators, and students.”

In August of 2015, Assemblymember Gipson held an informational hearing to bring the community and college together for a discussion on board governing authority and college accreditation. Now that the district has regained its local governing authority, Mr. Gipson is continuing his support and is working with the board trustees and administrators to introduce legislation that will aid the college’s budgetary and policy needs as it transitions into a fully accredited and independent institution.

“This has been one of my top priorities since I was elected to the California State Assembly and I have never stopped working and fighting for this day to come,” stated Gipson triumphantly. “We are looking forward to the future, and the future is bright for Compton Community College!”


Mike Gipson represents the 64th Assembly District. The district includes the cities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor Gateway, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, South Los Angeles, Torrance, Watts/Willowbrook and Wilmington.