CSU San Marcos & MSJC to Sign Transfer Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Who: California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Emily Cutrer, Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) President Dr. Roger Schultz, and other champions for improving university accessibility for Southwest Riverside County youth.

What: CSUSM at Temecula (CSUSM-T) and MSJC will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase the transfer rate of MSJC students to CSUSM-T by providing a clear pathway for transfer admission to baccalaureate programs.

When: Wednesday, January 18, 3 p.m.

Where: CSUSM-T, 43890 Margarita Road, Temecula

Why: To increase the college-going rate within the local district and strengthen existing articulation efforts between MSJC and CSUSM-T.

Additional: CSUSM has previously signed nine other similar agreements with K-12 schools, districts, government agencies and a Native American tribe. This is the first such agreement with an institution of higher learning.

Contact: Margaret Lutz-Chantung, CSUSM Public Information Officer– (760) 750-4011 or
Karin Marriott, MSJC Director of Public Information and Marketing– (951) 487-3060

About Mt. San Jacinto College
MSJC, founded in 1963, is a comprehensive community college that is part of California’s 112-community college system. A single college District, MSJC serves about 24,000 students a year in a 1,700-square mile area from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula.  We serve students throughout this region from the San Jacinto, Menifee Valley and San Gorgonio Pass campuses, the Temecula Education Complex and many off-site locations.
 
MSJC offers courses and programs that satisfy the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities. We offer a variety of vocational and technical programs to prepare students for rewarding careers. MSJC offers degrees in 45 disciplines, 34 certificates and more than 100 employment concentrations.

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.