SACRAMENTO, CA--California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott announced he appointed Dr. Genethia Hudley-Hayes as the special trustee for the Compton Community College District. Dr. Hudley-Hayes will replace Dr. Peter Landsberger, who served the district for 4.5 years. "I am very pleased Dr. Genethia Hudley-Hayes has agreed to serve as special trustee for the Compton Community College District. Her vast experience as an educator and community leader makes her uniquely qualified to serve the district," said state Chancellor Jack Scott. "Under her guidance, the Compton Center will be in a strong position to regain accreditation as an independent college." Dr. Landsberger's resignation will be effective Jan. 1, 2011 and Dr. Hudley-Hayes' appointment will commence that same day. Dr. Hudley-Hayes formerly served as president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education and as an executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King Legacy Association. She currently sits on the Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners and manages her own strategic planning and education consulting firm. Hudley-Hayes began her career in education as a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. "I am enthusiastic about serving in this capacity and will work to help the Compton Center to again become an accredited college within the California Community Colleges," said Hudley-Hayes. "In the meantime, I will endeavor to maintain the public's confidence that the center delivers a quality education to all of its students." Dr. Hudley-Hayes earned a bachelor's degree in English from Texas College; a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University; a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis on non-profit management from the California State University, San Jose and The Center for Non-Profit Management; and a doctorate in education with a specialization in public policy from American University."Dr. Landsberger has made significant contributions toward the district's recovery. I am extremely grateful for his years of service," Chancellor Scott concluded. The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation. It is composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving nearly 3 million students per year. Community colleges provide workforce training, teach basic skills math and English courses, and prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The Chancellor's Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges.