Cuesta College seeks input on future of North County Campus

acornejo@thetribunenews.comSeptember 10, 2013 

The Patricia D. Fox building, the first permanent building at Cuesta College's North County Campus, is shown after being built in 2005.


The vision for Cuesta College’s North County Campus is being assessed and the community is being asked to share its input.

The satellite campus opened in fall 1998 with about 1,300 students in three modular buildings on 105 acres just north of Highway 46 East.

Today, it has two permanent buildings and 2,075 students enrolled in the fall semester. Sixty-nine percent of students enrolled in the Paso Robles campus exclusively take classes there.

On Wednesday, the college will host a public workshop to discuss the future facility and educational needs of the campus. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Dallons Hall on the North County Campus, 2800 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles.

Current and former students, community members and employers are being asked to participate.

That information will be used to help shape the educational and facilities master plan for the campus.

“The campus would not have been built without the support and guidance of the community, and now we are asking our neighbors to once again have a voice in the evolution of the campus,” Superintendent Gil Stork said in a news release.

The two buildings on campus now are the Patricia D. Fox building, which opened in 2005 and houses allied health, math and science programs, and the Dale and Mary Schwartz Learning Resource Center, which opened in 2012 and includes the Student Success Center, classrooms, faculty offices and administrative services.

A trades and technology building is planned for the future.

Wednesday’s workshop will be facilitated by PMSM Architects and broadcast live to the San Luis Obispo campus in Room 5401.

Comments and suggestions can also be emailed to or mailed to Cuesta College at P.O. Box 8106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403.

A follow-up workshop will be held Nov. 13 to review the development plan and draft report. A final report is scheduled to be presented to Cuesta College’s Board of Trustees in December.

Reach AnnMarie Cornejo at 781-7939. Stay updated by following @a_cornejo on Twitter.

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