By Pablo J. Sáinz
Students at the most iconic higher education institution in the South Bay will begin Fall semester next week with brand-new multipurpose facilities, including a new artificial turf field.
When classes start on Monday, Aug. 18th, Southwestern College, in Chula Vista, will boast new, state-of-the-art four-story Fieldhouse/Classroom building housing four classrooms, a 150-seat lecture hall, student fitness center, faculty offices, and spacious locker rooms for the college’s athletic teams.
The $25 million project is part of Proposition R, the $389 million general obligation bond approved by voters in November, 2008. Prop. R is being used for construction, reconstruction and modernization of facilities on the Chula Vista campus and at the Higher Education Centers in National City, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro.