Bringing several key student services together, Canyons Hall officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus.
The new 46,000 square foot facility allows for services including Admissions and Records, Counseling, and Financial Aid to be kept under one roof. Located in the center of the campus next to the Student Center and Honor Grove, the facility allows new students to find what they need in an accessible place.
“One of the barriers to student success is the first step. The step of meeting with your counselors, seeing the Admissions and Records office, and finding out what the college can provide for you,” said Jared Moberg, the student trustee at COC. “This building removes those barriers to success and provides a good environment to establish with the college.”
The $17.8 million dollar facility replaces the old “A Building” and was funded through both state resources, and Measure M, a $160 million dollar bond measure passed by Santa Clarita voters in 2006.
Speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included assistant superintendent Michael Wilding, Associated Student Government president Christine Colindres, and Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook.
“We know that in this building with coordinated services, that our students are going to be able to do better,” Dr. Van Hook said.
“Given the inspiration of what our students can do, this building is a foundation for student achievement.”