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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997
Ulis Williams, a Compton High School track star and 1964 Olympic gold medalist, has been appointed the new president and superintendent of Compton Community College, officials said Wednesday. Williams, 55, who has been interim president for 10 months, was officially elevated to the top position Tuesday, capping a 26-year career at the college that began as assistant track coach. "It took a great deal of sacrifices and training to win the gold medal," Williams said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2005 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
The state officials who took control of financially troubled Compton Community College last year have placed the school's longtime president on administrative leave, a move the president contends is part of a hostile effort to remove him. Cheryl Fong, a spokeswoman for the California Community Colleges, said the leave was part of a retirement agreement approved by the Compton district's board of trustees last week for President Ulis C. Williams.
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OPINION
September 7, 2003
Re "Perks Bring D.A. Probe at College," Aug. 31: As president of Compton Community College, I was authorized by the board of trustees to attend the 2000 Olympics because I was a member and delegate of the Los Angeles 2012 Olympic Bid Committee. I made anticipated contacts with international track and field officials, coaches and corporate sponsors. I discussed with them their potential participation in organizing future international track and field meets at the new Compton College track and field facility on which I had been working since 1997.
OPINION
September 7, 2003
Re "Perks Bring D.A. Probe at College," Aug. 31: As president of Compton Community College, I was authorized by the board of trustees to attend the 2000 Olympics because I was a member and delegate of the Los Angeles 2012 Olympic Bid Committee. I made anticipated contacts with international track and field officials, coaches and corporate sponsors. I discussed with them their potential participation in organizing future international track and field meets at the new Compton College track and field facility on which I had been working since 1997.
SPORTS
July 6, 1996 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Johnson is the world's top runner at 400 meters, but 34 years ago, that honor went to Ulis Williams, a lanky sensation from Compton. At 17, Williams set a national high school record at 440 yards (46.1 seconds), then finished a close second to Otis Davis, the 1960 Olympic 400-meter champion, in an international meet shortly after graduating from Compton High in 1961. Whenever Williams ran, crowds came to watch, just as they do for Johnson today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2005 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
The state officials who took control of financially troubled Compton Community College last year have placed the school's longtime president on administrative leave, a move the president contends is part of a hostile effort to remove him. Cheryl Fong, a spokeswoman for the California Community Colleges, said the leave was part of a retirement agreement approved by the Compton district's board of trustees last week for President Ulis C. Williams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1996
Byron Skinner, Compton College's beleaguered president, has resigned after only two years in the $110,000-a-year post. The school's Board of Trustees has mounted a national search for a replacement, said Ulis Williams, associate dean of the school's evening division and off-campus instruction. Williams has been named acting president. Skinner and the trustees reached an agreement March 22 that settled a lawsuit he filed last year against the board when it suspended him for 30 days with pay.
NEWS
January 13, 1985
Martin Luther King's birthday will be recognized Tuesday--King's actual birthday--by Compton Community College. School will be out for the day and college offices closed. Rio Hondo College will sponsor talks in Putnam Center at the college, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, in honor of King's birthday. Ulis Williams, associate dean of continuing education and athletic director at Compton College, will speak on the "Black Struggle for Justice" at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Today": Race-car driving school; low-fat holiday foods; Thanksgiving recipes; skating performance of "The Little Mermaid," 5 a.m. KNBC. "Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields": Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, 2:30 p.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": Private records, 2:30 p.m. KCET. "Tony Brown's Journal": The Black Summit of 1972, 3:30 p.m. KCET.
SPORTS
May 27, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bill Shoemaker awakened on this date 18 years ago, he had ridden 7,999 winners in a 32-year career. When the sun set, he had a new total: 8,003. In the first race at Hollywood Park, he hit 8,000 with a routine Shoemaker ride. He took a $7.20 favorite, War Allied, to a 2 1/4-length win in a six-furlong race. He was 49 that day. Given the 4-foot-11, 95-pound Shoemaker's phenomenal ability to maintain his weight without dieting, some of his fellow jockeys looked ahead to 10,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997
Ulis Williams, a Compton High School track star and 1964 Olympic gold medalist, has been appointed the new president and superintendent of Compton Community College, officials said Wednesday. Williams, 55, who has been interim president for 10 months, was officially elevated to the top position Tuesday, capping a 26-year career at the college that began as assistant track coach. "It took a great deal of sacrifices and training to win the gold medal," Williams said.
SPORTS
July 6, 1996 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Johnson is the world's top runner at 400 meters, but 34 years ago, that honor went to Ulis Williams, a lanky sensation from Compton. At 17, Williams set a national high school record at 440 yards (46.1 seconds), then finished a close second to Otis Davis, the 1960 Olympic 400-meter champion, in an international meet shortly after graduating from Compton High in 1961. Whenever Williams ran, crowds came to watch, just as they do for Johnson today.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1998 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Washington Journal": Alan G. Merten, president, George Mason University, 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": Author James O'Shaughnessy ("How to Retire Rich"); urgent medical symptoms; spring fashion trends; choosing a puppy, 5 a.m. (4)(39). "John McLaughlin's One on One": Columnist Stuart Taylor, 1:30 p.m. (28). "Evans & Novak": Sen. John Ashcroft (R-Mo.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday 7 a.m. CNN.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Compton Community College opened its first new building in more than 20 years Thursday, kicking off what some say will be a long and difficult period of campus expansion for one of the state's smallest college districts. The $19-million, 89,000-square-foot Dills Vocational Technology Center is the first of about $55 million in new projects planned for the campus on Artesia Boulevard.
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