CBU Celebrates Grand Opening of Rancho Cucamonga Educational Service Center

(PRWEB) March 06, 2015

California Baptist University dedicated its new Rancho Cucamonga Educational Service Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 26. More than 100 faculty, staff and members of the community attended the grand opening held at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

“California Baptist University Online & Professional Studies is now poised to better serve the adult education learner in Rancho Cucamonga and surrounding areas,” said Dr. David Poole, CBU vice president for Online and Professional Studies, at the grand opening. “By opening a state-of-the-art, full service-learning center right in the center of the community, we can offer bachelor and master degree programs in an online or hybrid format. Given the convenience of our new location, our administration, faculty and staff at CBU also become an integral part of this growing community. The goal: helping to ensure an educated and prepared workforce for the local area.”

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president, said the growth is part of the university’s response to changes in the local, regional and global job market. He noted that CBU has grown enrollment from 808 in the fall of 1994 to 7,957 in the fall of 2014, more than a 900 percent increase.

“All indicators point toward continued growth in enrollment in the coming years, in particular the adult student market,” Ellis said.

The new education center in Rancho Cucamonga is part of more than $ 300 million CBU has invested since 2001 to improve its main campus facilities and extend learning off campus in the online and hybrid environment.

The new location features state-of-the-art classrooms, staff and faculty offices, wireless internet for students in the lounge area and in the staff and student break room.

On behalf of the city of Rancho Cucamonga, mayor pro tem Sam Spagnolo offered warm words of welcome. Council member Lynne Kennedy joined Spagnolo in presenting Ellis and CBU an official certificate of welcome. Mark Rush, executive pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, offered the prayer of dedication.

Ellis and Poole thanked those who have supported the university’s expansion into the growing community.

For more information contact CBU Online & Professional Studies – Rancho Cucamonga Educational Service Center at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline(at)calbaptist(dot)edu. The center is located at 7876 Kew Ave, Suite 1650, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739 in Victoria Gardens.

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