CSUSM and Temecula Valley Unified 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, Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) Governing Board President Dr. Allen Pulsipher, and other champions for improving university accessibility for Southwest Riverside County youth.

What: CSUSM and the TVUSD will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide increased college preparation, guaranteed admission and ongoing academic and financial support to qualified graduating seniors from the TVUSD. The agreement launches a program that takes effect with the TVUSD graduating class of 2015.

When: Tuesday, September 6, 6 p.m.

Where: TVUSD, District Office Conference Center, 31350 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula

Why: To ensure that students residing in Southwest Riverside 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 similar agreements with the 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, and most recently with Oceanside Unified School District.

Contact: Christine Vaughan, CSUSM Communications Specialist– (760) 750-4409 or Melanie Norton, TVUSD Communications and Community Relations– (951) 506-7903

About the Temecula Valley Unified School District
The Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) serves roughly 29,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12th on 32 campuses. TVUSD’s boundaries cover the City of Temecula as well as neighboring unincorporated communities in Southwest Riverside County. The district is governed by a board of five publicly elected officials who each serve four year terms. The mission of the Temecula Valley Unified School District is to ensure high quality learning by engaging all students, staff and the community; resulting in literate and responsible citizens.

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.