A win for students, a win for our community

Message from SBCCD Board President Joseph Williams and Chancellor Bruce Baron on voter-approval of Measure CC

San Bernardino Community College District serves 24,000 students through Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College.

Dear students, faculty, staff, friends and neighbors:

The future of Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College looks bright.

In yesterday’s election, 63,141 members of our local community cast a vote of confidence in our colleges by approving Measure CC with 60.75% of the vote. Measure CC will invest $470 million in our students by ensuring they have safe, state-of-the-art classrooms, labs and job training facilities to prepare them for UC/CSU transfer and career success.

There is no question: The passage of Measure CC is a win for our students and a win for our community. After all, a strong workforce is the foundation of a strong economy.

Now the work begins.

Together we will build upon our 92-year history and:

  • reconstruct the 1960s Applied Technology Building at San Bernardino Valley College so more students can receive hands-on training for the jobs of today and tomorrow,
  • expand the Fire Training Academy at Crafton Hills College to provide students with better equipment and real-world training so they can keep our community safe,
  • improve building access for students with disabilities,
  • update campus security systems,
  • modernize student centers to allow job training, placement, counseling and support services for military veterans and their families,
  • and much more!

Thank you to the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees for its leadership and vision, and thank you to everyone in Big Bear, Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Yucaipa who said yes to student achievement and Measure CC.

We look forward to continuing to work with you, our neighbors and friends across Inland Southern California. Together, we will build higher-quality campuses where students and families can gain the tools necessary to reach their potential and better their lives.

Onward,

Joseph Williams, President, SBCCD Board of Trustees

Bruce R. Baron, Chancellor, SBCCD


About San Bernardino Community College District

San Bernardino Community College District serves 24,000 students through Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College. For nearly 100 years, our colleges have provided access to affordable, award-winning education and career training programs for the residents of Calimesa, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Yucaipa and Big Bear Lake. We educate the health care professionals that serve our medical needs, veterans who have served our country, police and firefighters who keep us safe, and skilled workers who fuel our economy. Learn more at www.sbccd.edu

Board of Trustees

Joseph Williams, President

Gloria Macias Harrison, Vice President

Dr. Anne L. Viricel, Clerk

Donna Ferracone, Member

John Longville, Member

Frank Reyes, Member

Dr. Donald L. Singer, Member

Autumn Blackburn, Student Trustee (SBVC)

Elijah Gerard, Student Trustee (CHC)

Chancellor

Bruce R. Baron

Presidents

Diana Z. Rodriguez, San Bernardino Valley College

Dr. Audre Levy, Crafton Hills College, Interim