LOS ANGELES MISSION
COLLEGE DEDICATES FIRST PROPOSITION A PROJECT
An expanded student services
center designed to better fulfill the needs of students at Los Angeles
Mission College was dedicated today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the
The $1.3 million expansion is the first construction project completed
in the Los Angeles Community College District with funds from the voter-approved
"It's a great distinction to complete the first Proposition A project,"
said Dr. Adriana Barrera, college president. "We're very grateful
to the voters in the district who recognized the benefit of improving
our community college campuses."
Proposition A was approved by voters in April 2001. The $1.2 billion bond
provides for the renovation and revitalization of the nine colleges in
the Los Angeles Community College District. Mission College's expected
share of the bond proceeds is $111 million.
Chancellor Mark Drummond and members of the Los Angeles Community College
District Board of Trustees were on hand to assist with the ribbon cutting.
Earlier in the day, the trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting
at Mission College.
More than 3,000 square feet of space have been added to the wing now occupied
by the admissions, counseling, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
(EOP&S), and financial aid staff. In addition, the 6,000-square-foot
office space that existed prior to expansion has been completely remodeled.
Highlights of the expansion include:
- Sixteen enclosed offices
for counselors and administrators;
- Two vaults for student
records, a Career Center and a conference room;
- Fourteen counter stations
divided among admissions, counseling, EOP&S and financial aid to
- A prominent, centrally
located Information Desk;
- Twenty-five workstations
In all, nearly 60 employees
are now housed in the student services center, whose prominent features
also include large glass windows and doors, a skylight, and the 42-foot
tall clock tower that adorns the front of the building.
Soon to be installed are 12 computer kiosks through which students will
be able to access a large amount of information. At a touch, the state-of-the-art
computers will provide student records, as well as information about financial
aid, classes, and college programs. Students also will be able to use
them to make counseling appointments.
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