Moorpark College

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Coordinates: 34°17′59.66″N 118°50′06.27″W / 34.2999056°N 118.8350750°W / 34.2999056; -118.8350750

Moorpark College
Moorpark College logo
Motto Bridge to the Future
Established 1967
Endowment $99,410 (2011/2012) [1]
President Luis Pablo Sanchez [2]
Academic staff
490
Administrative staff
159
Students 13,756[3]
Address 7075 Campus Road, 93021, Moorpark, CA, USA
Campus 150 acres (61 ha)
Colors Black and Columbia blue
Athletics Western State
Mascot Raiders
Website www.moorparkcollege.edu

Moorpark College is a California state community college with a 150-acre (61 ha) campus on a hillside in Moorpark, in Ventura County, California. It was established in 1967 with enrollment of 2,500 students, and enrolled 14,254 students in 2014.[4] An Exotic Animal Training and Management center houses over 200 animals on campus.[5][6]

Moorpark College was ranked number 13 of more than 800 institutions in Wallethub's 2016’s Best & Worst Community Colleges rating.[7] The ranking was based on evaluations of colleges' costs and finances, education outcomes, and career outcomes.[8]

History[edit]

The Moorpark College Jazz "A" Band, in one of the school's Auditoriums

The Board of the Ventura County Community College District established Moorpark College in 1967. In addition to the land already owned by the District, Moorpark College expanded into a 134-acre (54 ha) parcel of land on Moorpark's eastern boundary, donated by a local ranching family, the Strathearns.[9]

In 1965, the citizens of Ventura County passed a bond for 8 million dollars to build the first part of the college. Construction of the administration, science, technology, gymnasium, and Maintenance buildings, and the Library and Campus Center began in 1966.

Moorpark College officially opened on September 11, 1967. The College's first president, Dr. John Collins, welcomed almost 1,400 students and 50 faculty members.

Dr. Robert Lombardi became the College's second president in 1971. Under his direction, enrollment doubled, and the college added emphasis on preparing students to transfer to four-year schools.[9]

Dr. Ray Hearon is the longest-serving president, in office from 1974 to 1989. In 1980, the Moorpark College Foundation was formed to fund construction of an athletic stadium, amphitheater, and observatory.[10] The 6,000 seat stadium, completed in 1985, was named after Paul Griffin Jr., a major benefactor. In 1987, the Charles Temple Observatory, the only public observatory in Ventura County, and Carlsberg Amphitheater were dedicated at the college's 20th anniversary celebration.

The nearby Oxnard College solicited Moorpark's help in establishing a Camarillo Center,[11] located on California State University, Channel Islands's campus.[12]

In 2000, a high school for juniors and seniors opened on the college campus, called The High School at Moorpark College (separate from Moorpark High School, but part of the Moorpark Unified School District). The first class to graduate in 2001 numbered 25.

In 2004 and 2005, various bond projects were completed, such as a parking lot renovation and all-weather track.

For the 2007 transferring cohort of eligible students (2,252), Moorpark College transferred 130 to a 4-year accredited universities in two years, 480 in three years, and 793 and four years.[13]

Bernard Luskin was appointed interim president of Moorpark College in September, 2013.[14][15] The current president, Luis Pablo Sanchez, was appointed for a term beginning February 3, 2015.[16][17][18]

Trivia[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/jan/12/college-foundations-differ-widely-in-how-much/
  2. ^ Press Release (December 23, 2014) "VCCCD Board to Confirm Moorpark College President" Ventura County Community College District
  3. ^ California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  5. ^ Willer-Allred, Michele (March 2, 2010). "Moorpark College breaks ground on new zoo facility". Ventura County Star. 
  6. ^ Willer-Allred, Michele (September 29, 2011). "New EATM complex at Moorpark College nearly finished". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "2016's Best & Worst Community Colleges | WalletHub®". wallethub.com. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  8. ^ "2016's Best & Worst Community Colleges Methodology". wallethub.com. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  9. ^ a b "History – Moorpark College". Official site. 2007. Archived from the original on July 8, 2007. Retrieved May 17, 2007. 
  10. ^ Cowden Moore, Jean (January 12, 2013). "College foundations differ widely in how much they raise, what they spend". Ventura County Star. 
  11. ^ "Oxnard College History". Oxnard College, Official site. 2006. Archived from the original on April 12, 2007. Retrieved May 17, 2007. 
  12. ^ "Welcome to Camarillo Satellite". State of California, Official site. 2004. Archived from the original on February 7, 2007. Retrieved May 17, 2007. 
  13. ^ California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart
  14. ^ "Dr. Luskin's Bio," Ventura County Community College District website. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  15. ^ "VCCCD Board of Trustees and Mayor Janice Parvin join Chancellor’s surprise dedication," Tri County Sentry, 16 July 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  16. ^ Bullock, Brian. "Hancock's Sanchez named president at Moorpark College," Santa Maria Times, 14 December 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  17. ^ Garcia, Agustin. "Introducing our new president: Luis Pablo Sanchez," Student Voice, 22 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  18. ^ Moore, Jean Cowden. "Moorpark College gets new president," Ventura County Star, 23 December 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
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  29. ^ Williams, Brandon (April 10, 2018). "Taylor Kirkham Talks Bringing Entertainment to the JBA League". Fresh Sports Talk. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  30. ^ http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/current-students/athletics/inside-athletics
  31. ^ Hiserman, Mike. "A Spartan Life Style : Ken Lutz Gave Up Carousing in College to Uphold Tradition at San Jose State as One of Nation's Top-Ranked Passers". Los Angeles Times. September 29, 1988. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-05. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  33. ^ http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/jun/24/five-new-members-inducted-into-moorpark-hall-of/
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