Sen. Marty Block secures funding for Baccalaureate Program
State Sen. Marty Block (D-39) announced at San Diego Mesa College on Thursday, Dec. 3 that $6 million has been secured to assist with the start-up costs for California’s historic Baccalaureate Pilot Program. The funding will support the establishment of one new bachelor’s degree program at 15 California community colleges.
Block presented a check for $350,000 to San Diego Mesa College President Pamela T. Luster, which is the amount each of the 15 pilot colleges will receive to assist with hiring faculty, program development, and other costs. The balance of the $6 million will support the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office with overall management of the program.