Compton Community College District - Citizens' Oversight Committee

As outlined in Education Code Section 15278, the role of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee is to “inform the public concerning the District’s expenditure of revenues received from the sale of bonds authorized by the voters.” Members are appointed by the Special Trustee for the CCCD and serve a term of two years, with a two-term maximum. Members do not receive any compensation or benefits for their service. The committee meets on a quarterly basis.


After being dormant for several years, the CCCD reconstituted the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) in May 2012.


The 2017-18 Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee members are:


Elizabeth Atkinson, Community Representative
Atkinson is a social worker for in-home supportive services at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, where she has worked since 1989. The Compton resident is involved in many civic organizations, including serving on the City of Compton Planning Commission, City of Compton Commission for Women, Compton High School Alumni Association, California Democratic Party Los Angeles Central Committee; Service Employees International Union Local 721 Steward; and Service Employees International Union Local 721 Committee on Political Education. She received an associate degree in psychology from the former Compton Community College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills.


Martha Brown, Community Representative
Brown, a board member and treasurer of the National Black Music Caucus, is a retired music specialist who worked for the Los Angeles and Long Beach Unified School Districts. Brown, a resident of Carson, served as a supervisor of student teachers in music education at California State University, Long Beach. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from the Chicago Musical College division at Roosevelt University; a master's degree in music from Western Michigan University; a master's degree in music therapy from the University of Kansas; and a doctorate of musical arts from the University of Southern California.


Joshua Jackson, Student Representative
Jackson is a resident of Carson and graduated in 2014 from Rancho Dominguez Preparatory School in Long Beach. In 2015, he enrolled at El Camino College Compton Center. In spring 2016, his peers elected him president of the Associated Student Body for the 2016-17 academic year. He is also a student worker for the First Year Experience program. Jackson plans to graduate with an associate degree in spring 2017 and transfer to a University of California school to major in political science.


Joy Masha, Community Representative
Joy Masha is a resident of Paramount and is currently employed by the California State Senate. She served on the California State University Dominguez Hills Student Fee Advisory Committee 2009-2010. Ms. Masha is the Executive Director of Read Lead, a non-profit, education initiative in Los Angeles, and also serves on the Board of Trustees for Holy Trinity A.M.E. Church. Ms. Masha has earned a B.A. Degree in Human Services, and an M.S. Degree in Higher Education. Ms. Masha served on the Compton District's Special Trustee's Advisory Committee from March 2014 through December 2016.


Irene Shandell-Taylor, Community Representative
Shandell-Taylor is a resident of Compton who retired from the Internal Revenue Service where she supervised revenue officers. Her responsibilities involved administering, supervising, and performing work related to collecting delinquent taxes, surveying for unreported taxes, and securing delinquent returns. She is currently a Court Appointed Special Advocate for foster children (CASA of Los Angeles). The City of Compton's mayor appointed Shandell-Taylor commissioner assigned to the city's Oversight Committee. She received an associate degree from Los Angeles Southwest College and a bachelor's degree in general education from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a minor in public administration.


Marjorie Shipp, Community-At-Large Representative
Shipp was born in Basile, Louisiana, and moved to Compton in 1958. She earned both a master's degree in education and a bachelor's degree in diversified education from the University of Southern California. Shipp attended the former Compton Community College where she earned an associate degree in 1969.


Delores Zurita, Senior Citizens Organization Representative
Delores Zurita, former Compton Councilwoman, has been a resident of Compton since 1949. Ms. Zurita was educated in Compton, attended the former Compton Community College, and the University of LaVerne. She served as Compton's First District City Council representative for eight years (beginning in 1995), and was the first Councilperson from Compton to serve on a State Board. Ms. Zurita began her career in community service as the Charter PTA President at Clarence A. Dickinson Elementary School, and co-founded Dickinson Community Lighted Schools in 1968.