CSU Fullerton -- November 24, 2003
New Master Development Plan Approved for Cal State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton has moved forward in its ongoing efforts to meet
the region's educational needs by seeking and receiving approval of a new
master development plan.
The master plan, which provides a framework for implementing the
university's goals and programs by identifying needed facilities and
improvements to support growth and development, was approved today by
the California State University Board of Trustees.
"Our campus has been operating under a master plan last changed in 1993,"
noted President Milton A. Gordon. "As the campus matures, the needs of the
campus and the community we serve change. This master plan reflects both
the reality and our vision for Cal State Fullerton."
Included in the revised master plan is the first-ever increase of the
campus's original enrollment cap of 20,000 full-time equivalent students
(FTES) to 25,000 FTES. One FTE equals 15 units of student course work and
is the basis for allocating state funding to the university. The campus's
fall student enrollment is 32,592 students and 23,428 FTES.
"Cal State Fullerton has seen a tremendous increase in students attending
the campus - an average of four to five percent annually," noted Jay Bond,
associate vice president for facilities management. "To meet this need, we
pursued expansion opportunities off campus, which resulted in the El Toro
Campus and Garden Grove Center, plus offerings at the Irvine Spectrum and
Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana."
If enrollment growth continues at the current pace, the increased enrollment
cap is expected to accommodate growth through 2010, or even 2012.
The main campus consists of 21 permanent buildings or building clusters on
236 acres of land. Major structures include Langsdorf Hall, Paulina June &
George Pollak Library and Titan Student Union, as well as the Titan Sports
Complex. The Fullerton Arboretum, a 26-acre preserve developed in cooperation
with the city of Fullerton, is located on the northeast corner of campus. The
Fullerton Marriott, on the university's southeast side, opened in 1989.
The master plan defines potential sites for up to 15 additional campus
facilities, including a College of Business and Economics building proposed
for state funding in 2004-05 and a student-funded recreation center slated to
begin construction in 2005. The master plan includes proposed sites for
additional parking structures and student housing, plus a meeting and dining
facility on the east side of campus, as well as expansions of the campus
bookstore, the central utilities complex and the Ruby Gerontology Center.
In addition, the plan incorporates the College Park Building located south of
the campus and acquired by the California State University, Fullerton Foundation
in 2000. Future projects for the site include development of faculty, staff
and student housing, a multilevel parking structure and related office/retail
"Rapid and extensive changes in the physical development of the campus are
already under way and are expected to continue," said Bond, noting the recent
completion of the Kinesiology and Health Science addition and the current
construction of the new Performing Arts Center and a parking structure on the
campus' west side. "As the campus grows, we are determined to make wise land
use and campus design decisions that will enhance the quality of life for
students and faculty here and reflect the quality of the California State
Cal State Fullerton's master development plan was established through a
two-year process that included many public forums. A copy of the master
plan, including maps of potential construction sites can be viewed at
Media Contacts: Jay Bond, associate vice president for facilities management, at (714) 278-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela McLaren of Public Affairs at (714) 278-4852 or email@example.com