CSUSM and Vista Unified School District to Sign MOU


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Who: California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) President Karen Haynes, Vista Unified School District Superintendent Devin Vodicka and other champions for improving university accessibility for Vista youth.

What: CSUSM and VUSD will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide increased college preparation, guaranteed admission and ongoing academic support to qualified graduating seniors. The agreement launches a program that takes effect with the graduating class of 2017.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Where: CSUSM - President’s Board Room, Craven Hall, 5th Floor, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069

Why: To ensure that students from the community of Vista are academically prepared for college and to provide guaranteed admission placement should they meet minimum California State University requirements and deadlines.

Additional: CSUSM has previously signed other similar agreements with Fallbrook Union High School District, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, Bonsall Union School District, Vallecitos School District, Oceanside Unified School District, Temecula Valley Unified School District, San Marcos Unified School District, the Escondido Union High School District, the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, San Pasqual Academy, San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency, the Riverside County Public Social Services Agency and a Native American tribe.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself by providing its students the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a success in the classroom and the workplace.  A recent survey reported that annual spending in the region was nearly $190 million, generating a total impact of roughly $230 million on the regional economy. Over 85 percent of CSUSM alumni remain in the region fueling the local workforce. Situated on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos, the campus is located 15 miles east of the coast, and 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.