Mt. San Jacinto College shares information on future developments at ‘State of the College’

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Roger Schultz, Ph.D., superintendent and president of Mt. San Jacinto College, delivers the State of the College address Friday, Nov. 8, sharing news about student successes and programs, as well as new building projects. Mt. San Jacinto College photo

Mt. San Jacinto College shared news about various new successes, initiatives, programs and new building projects at its annual State of the College, held Friday at MSJC’s Menifee Valley Campus.

Roger Schultz, superintendent and president of the college, relayed plans for the new Temecula Valley Campus that’s set to open in 2020, a student center at the Menifee Valley campus, two science, technology, engineering and mathematics buildings at both the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses along with a new 5,000 seat stadium at the Menifee campus that will open in 2023 for both sports games and community events.

“It’s an exciting and transitional time at Mt. San Jacinto College, with many important milestones on the horizon,” Schultz told about 100 community leaders and residents. “Because of our partners, you and MSJC’s hardworking faculty, classified staff and administrators, we truly do Transform Learners, Transform Communities, Transform Lives.”

Schultz discussed MSJC’s free college tuition program.

“Because we know the cost of tuition can prevent students from attending college, we created the MSJC Promise earlier this year that allows first-time, full-time students to attend MSJC tuition free,” he said.

He also shared information on the MSJC Foundation’s Pledge for Success, which is a basic-needs initiative that helps students with emergency food, books and supplies, professional clothing, hygienic items and emergency funding.

“The Pledge for Success has already made a difference in students’ lives and it’s growing thanks to dozens of generous donors, including many of my colleagues here at MSJC,” Schultz said. “Thank you for anything you can do to help us remove further barriers to our students’ success.”

He encouraged anyone interested in donating to Pledge for Success to visit, www.msjc.edu/PledgeforSuccess.

MSJC serves 27,000 students across a swath of Riverside County spanning from San Jacinto to Temecula.

Will Fritz can be reached by email at wfritz@reedermedia.com.