The University of Redlands Temecula campus has moved into a new location that’s bigger and some say more stylish than the old one.
University officials, alumni and representatives from Temecula City Hall and the city’s Chamber of Commerce attended the ribbon cutting Wednesday, Sept. 7 at One Better World Circle, Ste. 200.
“The new campus offers cutting edge technology, a supportive community that includes veteran support services and comfortable surroundings with beautiful views,” says Robyn Jones, director of campus management.
The University opened in Temecula about 20 years ago with an emphasis on educating working professionals. Degrees offered at the campus include:
Temecula City Manager Aaron Adams ’98, a Redlands alumnus, says he’s happy to have a Redlands campus in the city. “We put a great deal of energy into tracking down educational opportunities for our residents,” he says.
Redlands President Dr. Ralph W. Kuncl and Provost Dr. Kathy Ogren spoke at the event about the University's new North Star 2020 plan, which includes more classes at satellite campus and more majors in the schools of Education and Business.
The Temecula campus is an important part of that plan, Ogren says.
Keith Roberts, the interim Dean of the School of Business and a Temecula resident, reminisced about his more than two decades teaching at the Temecula location. “Coming from a rented room, I don’t even remember where it was, to this place, it’s just amazing,” he says.
Several alumni who attended the ribbon cutting say the Temecula location was crucial to their success. “It’s a perfect location, it has a great reputation, they made it super easy to get my degree,” says Steve Cheatham, a School of Business student.
Faye Morgan, a student at the Temecula campus, says the atmosphere of the new location is nicer than the last. “It’s just a really special place to learn, very welcoming from the moment you walk in to when you walk up the stairs and into your classroom,” she says.
A member of her cohort, Jacqueline Davis, agrees. “I’m much more proud here, like I’m going to a really nice school that’s recognized and pulls a lot of weight in the intellectual community,” she says.