SBCCD makes a new investment in the community and The Free College Promise

San Bernardino CCD
Oct 12, 2019 · 3 min read
The rental revenue of SBCCD’s new building on 550 E. Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino will benefit students who are part of The Free College Promise at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College.

The San Bernardino Community College District is expanding its reach and its investment in the community with a move to a new building on Hospitality Lane.

Move-in day is Friday, Oct. 18 to a three-story building located at 550 E. Hospitality Lane, Suite 200, San Bernardino, CA 92408.

The community college district will move several offices into the second floor, including business services, human resources, facilities planning, public affairs, technology, research planning, and the chancellor’s office. This building will also house the meeting room for the public meetings of the Board of Trustees.

The public will have an opportunity to see the new space at a study session with the board at noon on Thursday, Oct. 24. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be 4 p.m. Nov. 14.

When guests enter the building, they will find a commemorative plaque on the first floor that reads, “On the eve of the San Bernardino Community College District’s first 100 years of public service, this building is dedicated to our community as a bridge to a better tomorrow.”

Already, the first floor is leased by Molina Healthcare, and the third floor is leased by the law firm, Gresham | Savage. The rental revenue will go to the SBCCD to benefit students who are part of The Free College Promise at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College.

At a public board meeting last year, Chancellor Bruce Baron recommended that the Board of Trustees approve buying a larger building to save on the cost of leasing space in Redlands for its IT department. The purchase of the three-story building was supported by a portion of the proceeds from the FCC auction of some of the broadcast signal from Empire | KVCR, the public radio and TV stations owned and operated by the community college district.

The former headquarters at 114 S. Del Rosa Drive will continue to be used as office space for the district’s Inland Futures Foundation, and the Economic Development & Corporate Training division; now called iLEAD (Institute for Local Economic Advancement and Development).

The San Bernardino Community College District serves approximately 18,000 students who are seeking career training or transfer to UC or Cal State.

“We are making transformative changes to meet our community’s needs,” Baron said. “As we approach our 100th birthday in 2026, we want even more students, parents, alumni, educators, philanthropists, business, and civic leaders to join us in our educational mission.”


About SBCCD

San Bernardino Community College District serves 18,000 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 Big Bear, Bloomington, Calimesa, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino and Yucaipa. 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. Beyond our campuses, we inform and inspire learners of all ages through Empire KVCR, the PBS and NPR affiliate station for Inland Southern California on TV channel 24 and 91.9 FM.

Board of Trustees

John Longville, President

Dr. Anne L. Viricel, Vice President

Joseph Williams, Clerk

Gloria Macias Harrison, Member

Dr. Stephanie Houston, Member

Frank Reyes, Member

Dr. Donald L. Singer, Member

Elijah Gerard, Student Trustee

Maritza Mariscal-Medina, Student Trustee

Chancellor

Bruce R. Baron

Presidents

Dr. Kevin Horan, Crafton Hills College

Diana Z. Rodriguez, San Bernardino Valley College

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San Bernardino Community College District opens doors of opportunity for 27,000 students at Crafton Hills College & San Bernardino Valley College. www.sbccd.edu

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