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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

COMPTON—Compton Community College District Trustee Barbara Calhoun was recently elected to serve on the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board.

As a member of the CCCT board, Calhoun will provide input to the Community College League of California board to advance the organization's mission and serve member colleges. The CCCT board consists of 21 members elected statewide by the 73 district governing boards and a student member elected by the student trustees.

“Congratulations to Trustee Calhoun for this significant accomplishment,” said Dr. Keith Curry, Compton College President/CEO. “As a member of the CCCT board, Trustee Calhoun will represent Compton College and our community, as she helps to make decisions and draft policies to increase educational opportunities for all those we serve.” 

The CCCT board takes positions on and formulates education policy issues that come before the California Community Colleges Board of Governors, the State Legislature and other state-level boards and commissions.

“This is an important time in community college education, where a growing number of students need access not only to outstanding academic offerings, but also solutions to housing and food insecurity. Students continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and we must find ways to support their basic needs so they can be successful in college and their careers,” said Barbara Calhoun, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees Clerk. “I look forward to working on these challenges together.”

Calhoun has served on the Compton College District Board of Trustees since 2018; she is currently board clerk. A Compton resident, Calhoun was elected and served two consecutive terms, in 2003 and 2007, as a city council member in District 1. She also served one term on the board of trustees for the Compton Unified School District from 2001-2003. Calhoun retired after more than 34 years of service to the City of Los Angeles, where she worked as a clerk typist supervisor and traffic officer. Since 2014, she has served as a proctor for the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners. She attended Los Angeles Trade-Tech College where she studied labor law.