March is CSUSM Month in Vista and Temecula


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz |

The Vista City Council has declared March 2010 as California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Month in the city in honor of the university's 20th anniversary in 2010.  The City of Temecula will also declare March 2010 as CSUSM Month in the city at their upcoming meeting on March 23.

The campus has been similarly honored by the cities of San Marcos and Escondido.  San Marcos Vice-Mayor Hal Martin declared it CSUSM Day in the city on Jan. 28, 2010 during the university's 20th Anniversary Kick-Off event and Escondido Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler, an alumna of CSUSM's Master's of Business Administration program, declared Feb. 24, 2010 as CSUSM Day within the city.  The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors declared it CSUSM Day county-wide on January 26, 2010.

Upcoming special anniversary events include:

March 13 - San Marcos Fitness Round up 5K/11K
May 15 - Commencement Ceremonies
June 26 - Annual Gala
October - Alumni Weekend
November - Faculty Symposium

For more information on CSUSM's 20th anniversary, visit: www.csusm.ed/20

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. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.