Campus: CSU San Marcos -- February 19, 2003
Library And Campus Police Benefit From Federal
Appropriations Obtained By Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham
The Federal Appropriations Bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives
February 13, 2003, contained $475,000 for two projects at California
State University San Marcos.
The Kellogg Library, nearing completion, will receive $275,000 for equipment
related to technology. In addition, University Police will receive $200,000
as part of the costs of a communications upgrade.
Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a member of the House
Appropriations Committee, carried the requests for Cal State San Marcos
in the bill, which also contained funding for a number of other projects
benefiting the San Diego region.
"Congressman Cunningham is a strong advocate for access to higher
education and also for public safety," said Carol Bonomo, director
of legislative affairs for the university. "With funding for these
two projects, he is closer to meeting those goals for the 50th Congressional
District, where the campus is located."
For the Kellogg Library, federal funding will be used to support library
technology, such as the library catalog, computers within the library
that are connected to the campus network, furnishings in library instructional
classrooms, and equipment in the multimedia library listening rooms.
"This appropriation is fantastic for us," said dean of library
and information services Marion Reid, "because we are grappling
with some very hard choices. Until now, we had to consider eliminating
important equipment. Now we can include more of the technical equipment
we had hoped to have. This will really enhance library services,"
For the University Police, funding will allow improvements to the dispatch
work center and new equipment for communications between the work center
and personnel in the field. The upgrade allows the department to be
a partner in a regional communications system for emergency response.
"The new equipment allows me to have more confidence in our ability
to meet campus and community needs in case of an emergency," said
University Police Chief Tom Schultheis. "With the federal assistance,
we can upgrade now, rather than piecing the equipment together over
With Congressman Cunningham's support, Cal State San Marcos received
$300,000 in federal funding for the Barahona Center for the Study of
Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents in 2002. The National
Latino Research Center received $550,000 federal funding in 2001, also
with Cunningham's help.
Contact: Rick Moore, Director of Communications,(760) 750-4011