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MSJC Celebrates 60th Anniversary “Legacy of Transformation” at the Annual State of the College


Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) brought together government and community leaders on Friday, April 26 at the Menifee Valley Campus to present the State of the College, “A Legacy of Transformation.”

The event, hosted by the MSJC Foundation, highlighted the college’s 60-year history, a multitude of accomplishments over the past year, and its plan for the future. Guests were greeted by the college’s mascot, Ernie the Eagle, and the MSJC cheerclub.

Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz emphasized student success, thanked the faculty and classified professionals for supporting the students, and brought attention to the innovative and collaborative projects with cities, school districts, business and community leaders.

“We know the value that a college education provides and the power that it holds in helping students prosper in both their careers and their lives,” Schultz said. “So, thank you for that collective effort that illustrates and continues to carry on our Legacy of Transformation.”

The program opened with a student performance from the MSJC Theater Department’s spring success, “Popstars, the 90s Musical.” Schultz’ speech was peppered with videos of each of the five Trustee Board members, the student trustee, as well as the MSJC Foundation Board president and incoming president. The college’s leaders reported on the progress made in various areas including academics; student life; diversity, equity, inclusion, and access; budgets, athletics; workforce training; and community partnerships and collaborations.

Schultz emphasized the college’s tremendous economic impact in the region from the tens of thousands of graduates who remain in the area, as well as through the voter-approved Measure AA, a $295 million facilities bond that has funded an expansive building program on all of the campuses. . He said that MSJC’s annual economic impact to the region is $500 million and it created or supported 4,500 jobs.

Schultz also emphasized that MSJC is currently enjoying tremendous enrollment growth, particularly compared with other community colleges in the state. He cautioned that continued enrollment growth could be affected by the current State budget projections.

“This has been an incredible year of progress and growth for us. We will continue to reach out to share our faculty, staff and student successes” Schultz said as he concluded the program.

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