- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) - After years of oversight by a state-appointed trustee, the Compton Community College District has won back the authority to govern itself.

Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/2lM07OV ) the state announced Tuesday that the college will be run once again by its own elected board of trustees.

State legislators stripped the board of its power after the discovery of serious administrative failure and widespread corruption on campus. The process of revoking its accreditation began in 2005 and a year later the school became a satellite campus of Torrance’s El Camino College.

A trustee pleaded guilty to siphoning more than $1 million in public funds to himself and his family members.

Officials say the district met a comprehensive list of requirements for two straight years. Even after control reverts back, the state-appointed trustee will stay on to assist.



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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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