FAIRFIELD, CA, NOVEMBER 7, 2012: As you may now know, Measure Q-Solano Community College’s bond measure received the required fifty-five percentage of needed votes to be enacted. This measure will fund the renovation and construction of major infrastructures for the College at its three sites: the Fairfield Campus, Vacaville Center and Vallejo Center, and will provide additional funding for the enhancement of technology and expansion of services for Veterans.
Superintendent-President, Dr. Jowel Laguerre shared, “We wish to acknowledge the efforts of our opponents as their criticism helped us to strengthen our position in the community. Most importantly, however, we wish to thank all of the tireless supporters who volunteered their time to help us to pass the much-needed measure for Solano Community College. Finally, we want to assure our citizens that we will be reliable and competent stewards of the voters’ trust!”
Our promise to the voters includes:
- Renovation of existing buildings at the Fairfield campus, to include the Performing Arts building and its expansion to provide additional classrooms, a new Science building, and our Automotive Technology Program building.
- Construction of a new infrastructure in Vacaville for Biotechnology, Fire, Agriculture, and Middle College.
- Cooperation with the Jimmy Doolittle Museum for co-location for the School of Aeronautics.
- Providing a new building for the Vallejo Center.
- Working with Travis Air Force Base to meet the ongoing needs of our Veterans.
SCCD Governing Board President, Rosemary Thurston commented, “We want to thank the many volunteers and supporters of Measure Q including: the local newspapers, elected officials, local, state and national government, numerous faculty and staff, business community leaders, and the local community members. We also extend a heartfelt thank you to the Associated Students of Solano College (student body government) for all of their efforts to pass Measure Q. On behalf of the millions of students who will benefit from your support, I want to say THANK YOU!”
About Solano Community College:
The College has served as the preeminent educational institution in Solano County since 1945 when it was founded as Vallejo Junior College. In the early 1970s, the College moved to its present Fairfield site, and is currently serving over 20,000 students throughout the academic year.
In addition to the main campus in Fairfield, the College has one Center in Vacaville, and one in Vallejo. To further serve the community, SCC offers courses at Travis Air Force Base, and operates a School of Aeronautics at the Nut Tree Airport.
Currently, Solano Community College offers Associate Degrees and Certificates in various disciplines, to include transfer courses to CSU and UC, and provides training in several trades. For more information, please visit us at www.solano.edu.