Keith Curry, Ed.D., who is currently the interim chief executive officer of the Compton Community College District, has been appointed to that position on a permanent basis by state Special Trustee Thomas Henry in consultation with El Camino College Superintendent/President Thomas Fallo. The four-year contract was approved at the Compton College April 16 board of trustees meeting, and is effective July 1.

Curry has been serving as the interim CEO since March 2011 and previous to that was the El Camino College Compton Center dean of student services beginning in 2006.

Compton College was taken over by the state in 2004, and has been under the control of a series of special trustees since that time. The district’s board of trustees meet regularly but the special trustee makes all the final decisions at the two-year postsecondary campus.