Welcome to CSUF Irvine Center for Fall Semester 2018. We hope you had an enjoyable break and are ready for a stimulating and challenging semester.
As always, our goal is to provide the best of a Cal State Fullerton education, including the information and support students need to be successful, in a setting that is small in scale, close to home and work, and conducive to personal attention. Our presence in Irvine reflects the commitment of Cal State Fullerton to improving quality and access by working with its community college partners in the South County region, being responsive to evolving workforce needs, and serving as a center of innovation in our teaching, research and community partnerships.
Change continues apace at CSUF Irvine Center and a number of those changes will be evident in when you arrive on campus this fall. We celebrated the grand opening for the Inland Empire/Orange Small Business Development Center along with the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics Incubator on August 9, and they are in full operation in the Banting 1 Building. We welcomed the 2018 class of students to the GAP4+1 Program in Accounting, which will begin course work at Irvine Valley College, as their 2016 class counterparts begin their first full semester of course work as Titans at CSUF Irvine Center this fall. We continue to expand the array of certificate and other programs offered through University Extended Education here at Irvine. We are also very pleased at the continued growth and success of the Titan After School Education and Safety program with the Tustin Unified School District. Each of these developments translate into expanded internship and employment opportunities for our excellent students and graduates.
We will focus our energies this year on student success, expanding awareness of student support services, developing our career services and events, and working to support faculty who teach at Irvine.
Finally, last year, CSUF Irvine Center hosted for well over 100 meetings, retreats and other gatherings for a variety of local, regional and national groups. Our presence near the Irvine Spectrum Center, and a number of world class businesses and organizations, make our 3 Banting location ideal. Please keep us in mind if you are in search of a great meeting place.
Once again, welcome and thank you for making CSUF Irvine Center a success.