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The City College Davis Outreach Center, the first community college facility on a University of California campus, has opened its doors in West Village to approximately 2,400 Los Rios Community College students this semester, according to City College Davis Center Dean Don Palm.

“We’ve added some chairs to classrooms where they’ve been needed, so some classes are pressing the limits, but overall, we seemed to fit into the building pretty well,” Palm said.

“That is not to say that students got all the classes they’d planned for. Our waitlists were about as long as they were last year at this time, and it remains a real concern that we are turning students away from classes that they need in order to make progress.
But that is a state budget issue, one that is affecting students at all community colleges across California.”

Addressing attendees of the Davis Center’s dedication ceremony Jan. 11, Palm said the center would not have been possible without the cooperation of a large number of UC Davis and City College administrators, city council members and community members, many of whom were recognized at the dedication ceremony.

“It’s a great building, but it’s the people that really make it,” Palm said. “You have to know that there are some really important people here who have been here for a long time.”

However, Palm said, he couldn’t remember exactly how long ago plans for the new Davis Center began.

“It is hard to put a specific date on the first conversations. The first note I found in a file dates to 1999.”

City College President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery said planning for the Davis Center began before she accepted her position as
president of City College.

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The location of the new facility is expected to aid students in transitioning from community college to a university setting and encourage them to meet their educational goals.

“Because of its location in West Village, the Davis Center will certainly play a role in advancing academic success and student achievement and further promote the transfer of [City College] students aspiring to achieve a four-year degree,” said Jeffery.

The center cost approximately $7.4 million to build and was funded by local bonds approved in 2002, according to Palm.

The building meets standards for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED, program Palm said. That means it was “designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality,” according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s website.

According to Palm, the foundation of the Davis Center project was built on the development of West Village as a planned community, which commits a percentage of the land to public education, and it is committed to sustainable energy as a “zero net energy” community.

“[West Village] offered a great location for an educational center… and it is part of UC Davis,” he said.

University of California Davis Chancellor Dr. Linda Katehi said UC Davis has been committed to working with City College on the Davis Center building. She believes that the center will strengthen the connection between community colleges and the University of California.

“It is a big day for Sacramento City College and for our campus because it reflects the tremendous effort and the work that has been put together by a team of people who are totally devoted to higher education in the state of California and, of course, to the master plan and the idea of the very specific connection between community college and the University of California,” said Katehi.

“This building really shows the commitment of this idea and the hard work of many people who came together to make it happen.”

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