JAN. 3, 2003
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

Students returning to California State University, Bakersfield on Monday (Jan. 6) will find the streets on campus have been named and street signs have been erected.

The new street signs, which were made for CSUB by the City of Bakersfield, were installed on Friday (Jan. 3). The new street names are:
Roadrunner Drive, which runs north-south extending from Camino Media across from The Marketplace shopping center to the south side of Science Building II, where it forms an L-intersection with:
Student Way, which runs east-west from the L-intersection with Roadrunner Drive to the L-intersection on the western edge of campus with:
CSUB Way, which extends from the L-intersection with Student Way north on a gradual 90-degree turn to where it intersects on the north side of campus with Don Hart Drive West.
Southwest Drive, which runs north-south extending from Camino Media past the baseball diamonds to Student Way.

The other streets on the CSUB campus that are already named are:
Don Hart Drive East, which runs north-south from Stockdale Highway to an L-intersection with:
Kroll Way, which was extended from the east side of the Edison Canal in June 2002 to its intersection with Don Hart Drive East.
Don Hart Drive West, which runs north-south from Stockdale Highway to the western side of the Walter Stiern Library.
Don Hart Drive, which runs east-west between Don Hart Drive East and Don Hart Drive West on the north side of the Stiern Library.

The three streets named for Don Hart honor the Bakersfield man who was appointed to the inaugural CSU Board of Trustees in 1960 by then-Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown. Hart, who died in July 2002, chaired the CSU trustees 1967-68. He was later elected Bakersfield Mayor, and served three terms.

Mike Neal CSUB's vice president for business and administrative services, said the streets were named after "we received a number of suggestions from students and other visitors because it was difficult to orient people due to the unnamed roads." He said the proposal was brought before the campus transportation committee, which approved the proposed names.

"The city, to keep signage consistent with city streets, made the signs for us," Neal said, adding that the new streets signs should be "very beneficial for new students and other visitors."