Mt. San Jacinto College dignitaries met with Temecula officials on Friday to mark the Temecula Transformation Celebration event, which formally began work on the new Temecula Valley campus.
Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar praised the school’s board of trustees and its other leaders for bringing higher education to the region, according to a statement.
Tom Ashley, the college board member who represents Temecula and the surrounding region, said his son will be in the first class when the Temecula Valley Campus is ready for use. He said his son has a transfer degree from MSJC that will get him into a four-year university.
The college district used voter-approved Measure AA funds, which were passed in March 2018, to buy two five-story office buildings at 41888 Motorcar Parkway in Temecula.
Since that purchase, MSJC has provided time for the seller to move out and started working on infrastructure.
The Temecula Valley campus is scheduled to begin hosting classes next fall.