CSUF News Service
Higher Ed Leaders Make Pact to Serve More Students
Aug. 21, 2013
Freshmen and sophomores will be part of the student body at the CSUF Irvine Campus this fall.
An agreement among the leaders of Cal State Fullerton, Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College will be signed Thursday, paving the way for expanded enrollment at the CSUF Irvine Campus to serve growing demand in the region.
CSUF President Mildred García, Irvine Valley College President Glenn R. Roquemore and Saddleback College President Tod A. Burnett are scheduled to sign the Strategic Transfer Agreement during a 2 p.m. ceremony at the CSUF Irvine Campus, which serves students living and working in central and south Orange County.
CSUF Irvine Campus Dean Susan M. Cooper characterizes the agreement as "an important partnership" and a means for "providing cross-institutional educational opportunities for students of all three institutions."
Cooper noted that Thursday's signing follows years of discussion and conferral. "Strong student demand for bachelor's degrees and our unique location have increased the need for such an agreement," she said.
This month's purchase of a second building at Banting Corporate Center, where the CSUF branch campus has been in operation since 2011, will make accommodating more students possible.
This month, the CSUF Irvine Campus will welcome freshmen and sophomores for the first time. Fall semester classes begin Saturday, and already enrollment at the branch campus exceeds 3,300 undergraduates and graduate students.
In addition to modern classrooms and computer labs, campus facilities include a library, bookstore, study and dining areas, fitness center and lounge. Students have access to staff members providing academic advisement, career and financial aid counseling, disability support services and tutoring. Student clubs and study groups are active there, as well.
The CSUF Irvine Campus is located at 3 Banting, Irvine, about one mile from the Irvine Spectrum.