December 16, 2004
El Toro Campus: Bidding to
Begin in January
In early January, bidding will begin on the
four parcels of land that are the closed El Toro Marine Corps Air
Station. The successful bidder is expected to be chosen by spring
The university seeks to secure 275 acres on the closed
military base to continue serving Orange County’s growing
population, especially those in the southern portion.
Currently, Cal State Fullerton offers upper-division
and graduate-level courses in a two-story building that once served
as the headquarters of the Marines’ western region. In addition
to classes, the facility houses faculty and administrative offices,
a library, computer center and bookstore.
“We are very excited to see this project moving
forward,” said Judith Anderson, executive vice president.
“We are eager to work cooperatively with the successful bidder
as we further our permanent presence in El Toro.”
When classes first began at El Toro in fall 2002,
there were 2,300 students enrolled. Today, student enrollment surpasses
“Providing a permanent presence in El Toro will
allow the university to offer flexibility and accessibility to students
as we look to the future,” said Ephraim Smith, vice president
for academic affairs.
For the most up-to-date information on activities
as they relate to the El Toro campus, visit www.eltorocampus.com.