Mesa College opens multi- million dollar classroom building

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A $40.5 million, three-story classroom building opened at San Diego Mesa College Wednesday for social and behavioral science courses.

The nearly 74,000-square-foot structure, funded by the San Diego Community College District’s $1.6 billion in construction bonds, is one of several new facilities to open in the last several years at Mesa, City and Miramar colleges.

“It is inspiring to watch the transformation of Mesa College¦ … As they have with the opening of each new building, the students have taken over the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building and made it their own,” said college President Pamela Luster.

“To watch the interaction between faculty and students, and to see the true educational benefits that these facilities bring, underscores the return on investment that the voters of San Diego have made to education and to Mesa College,” she said.

In addition to classrooms, the building provides laboratory space for the psychology, anthropology and geography programs.

The two bonds, one approved by voters in 2002 and the other in 2006, have also provided the Kearny Mesa campus with a health facility, a 45,000-square-foot humanities building and a 206,000-square-foot math and science complex. A new commons and an exercise science building are under construction.

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