CCC Board of Governors Praises SBVC in Virtual Campus Visit

San Bernardino Valley College recently hosted the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) for a virtual site visit. The board recognized the campus and district for helping students afford college textbooks through its new Books+ program, which has provided all students free rental access to textbooks plus course materials during the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. The board acknowledged SBVC’s efforts to help students save money and focus on their academics without worrying about buying their required materials for class. They also praised the campus for its initiatives fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for its students, staff, and faculty. SBVC

Adopted an anti-racism / no hate education last year, and has continued to emphasize equity and fairness in his professional development workshops, campus events, and curriculum. Lastly, the board applauded SBVC for modernizing its facilities to train students for in-demand and high-paying careers. The San Bernardino Community College District secured $37 million in state funding to build a new workforce training center at SBVC, with construction to start this fall semester. The new building will be accessible, sustainable, and filled with the tools needed for training students in water management, automotive repair, heavy truck technology, machining, electrical heating, and air conditioning, among other fields. The new building is expected to open in early 2024.