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New CSUB Master Plan
 
June 24, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or mstepanovich@csub.edu

A proposed new master plan for California State University, Bakersfield has been unveiled and is available for viewing at CSUB’s website, www.csub.edu.

For the past year, the university has been intensively reviewing its master plan, which was originally drawn up in the late 1960s and modified slightly several times since then.

Mike Neal, CSUB vice president for business and administrative services, said that it became apparent, particularly due to enrollment growth and the recent and proposed physical development, that the master plan needed a comprehensive re-evaluation and redesign rather than continuing with a patchwork of modifications. Once completed, this process will enable the university to review its vision and values and to assess their ongoing validity and achievement through the physical design and direction of the campus in harmony with the academic master plan.

The new plan envisions new residence halls, expanded means of entering and exiting the campus, several new academic buildings and new athletic facilities.

“Based upon comments received from the various campus focus groups, other members of the campus community, the businesses and organizations immediately surrounding the campus, and many others from the Bakersfield community who have been involved in the master-plan update process, the campus architects have developed a proposed new master plan,” Neal said, adding that he was most appreciative “for the thoughtful comments that we have received to date.”

Over the next few months, the Master Plan Committee welcomes review of the proposed plan and encourages campus and community members to send in any comments and/or questions. “The goal is to approve a new master plan by Sept. 23 so that it can be submitted and scheduled for approval by the CSU Board of Trustees,” Neal said.

To view the proposed master plan, please go to the CSUB website, www.csub.edu, then click on the link “Proposed Campus Master Plan.” Comments or questions may be e-mailed to pjacobs@csub.edu or mneal@csub.edu.

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