FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release No. COC-06-072-JM
March 15, 2007
University Center Groundbreaking Scheduled March 16
Subject: Groundbreaking Ceremony
Time: 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2007 (The event should take about 45 minutes)
Place: College of the Canyons, outdoors at building location. Enter South Parking Lot off Rockwell Canyon Road and follow signs to ceremony location.
Contact: John McElwain, (661) 362-3494
Event: A groundbreaking ceremony for the 110,000-square-foot, $36-million University Center building. The building is being funded through private donors, state and federal resources, and local bond measures. Construction is expected to take 18 months.
When completed, the building will house bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs offered by a wide variety of colleges and universities that will give Santa Clarita Valley residents access to advanced degrees right here in our valley. The building will also likely house the College of the Canyons Economic Development Department, an Advanced-Technology Business Incubator, and the Wm. S. Hart District's Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School.
Speaking at the event will be Michele Jenkins, president of the college's Board of Trustees; Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon; fundraising co-chairs Tom Lee and Lou Garasi; a special student speaker; and Dr. Dianne Van Hook, superintendent-president.