CSULB Breaks Ground on New Building for College of Continuing and Professional Education

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Photo courtesy of CSULB President Jane Close Conoley.

Officials at Cal State Long Beach broke ground Friday on a new building for the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE), the university announced on its website.

The $30 million construction project will create a centralized location for students, faculty and staff who currently use classrooms spread across campus.

CCPE offers degrees, certificates, intensive workshops and standardized testing prep courses, such as the LSAT and GRE, to CSULB students.

The new, 35,000-square-foot building next to Health and Human Services on lower campus is the first for the college, according to Jeet Joshee, dean of CCPE.

Friday’s ceremony was attended by Joshee along with CSULB President Jane Close Conoley, Provost Brian Jersky and Vice President of Administration and Finance Mary Stephens.

The building will feature high-tech classrooms, a courtyard and zero waste.

Construction on the three-story, L-shaped building is expected to be completed by summer 2018, with students using the classrooms in the fall.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.