University of Redlands celebrated the official grand re-opening
Wednesday of its Santa Ana location, which recently completed a massive
renovation and refurbishing of classrooms and equipment.
The Santa Ana location, at 200 Sandpointe Ave., offers courses,
credentials and degrees through the university's School
of Business, School
of Education and Continuing
Studies programs. Gaddi H. Vasquez, a former Orange County
supervisor and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agenies for Food
and Agriculture, University of Redlands Executive Vice-President Phil
Doolittle, and Dean of the School of Education James Valadez were among
the dignitaries to speak during the ceremony.
"More than 30 years ago, the University of Redlands started a tradition
and commitment to adult learners," Doolittle said. "We've been in Orange
County for 20 years, and this facility represents that ongoing
Keith Roberts, associate dean of the School of Business, credited the
university's liberal arts focus with developing the skills necessary to
do well. "Learn to play nicely in teams, and develop the ability to
think critically," he said. "That's what college is all about."
Vasquez, a graduate of the University of Redlands, spoke on his
experiences working as director of the Peace Corps from 2002-06,
addressing the issues of hunger in the world today.
"Twenty-four thousand people, children mostly, died of hunger-related
ailments in the past 24 hours," he said. "Twenty-four thousand in 24
hours, every day of every week of every year."
The technology and science exists today to end hunger, Vasquez said.
Barriers to achieving that lie in corrupt governments, terrorism and the
failure to develop sustainable methods for addressing those challenges.
For more information on the University of Redlands and its Santa Ana
location, visit www.redlands.edu
or call 714-549-3006.
About the University of Redlands:
The University of Redlands is a private liberal arts and sciences
university consistently ranked among the best
universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Since the university's founding
in 1907, Redlands has emphasized academic rigor, personal
development and interdisciplinary studies. An Education + culture of
elevated learning provides students with a holistic
education that results in a unique life transformation.
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