CSUSM and Fallbrook School Districts to Sign MOU Guaranteeing University Admission to Graduating Seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Who: California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) President Dr. Karen Haynes, Fallbrook Union High School District  (FUHSD) Superintendent Dale Mitchell, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Superintendent Candace Singh, Bonsall Union School District Superintendent Justin Cunningham, Vallecitos School District Superintendent David Jones and other champions for improving university accessibility for Fallbrook youth.

What: CSUSM and the districts 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 FUHSD graduating class of 2015.

When: Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Fallbrook High School, Room 201, 2400 S. Stage Coach, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Why: To ensure that students from the communities of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow 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 nine other similar agreements with Mount San Jacinto College, 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.

Contact: Margaret Lutz Chantung, CSUSM Public Information Officer– (760) 750-4011 or Jim Yahr, FUHSD Assistant Superintendent– 760-723-6332, ext. 6498

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.