The Palm Desert campus of Cal State San Bernardino is set to expand, this after local lawmakers presented school officials millions of dollars on Tuesday, which one day will turn the campus into a full-fledged, independent university.
Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-56) and California Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-42), presented a $3 million check in hopes of providing more opportunities for students in the valley.
“Our region is seeing the benefits of the work being done in Sacramento and in this case, the resources coming back to our community for the purposes of higher education,” said Garcia.
“I know that this community is committed to making sure that Cal State University San Bernardino becomes Cal State University Palm Desert,” said Mayes.
School officials said the money also will help with the campus 30-year expansion plan, hoping to bring many buildings and athletic fields to vacant land between Gerald Ford Drive and Frank Sinatra Drive.