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Office of the President
College Center Building 10, Room 490
(650) 574-6222
Monday-Thursday 8 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 8 am - 12 pm

A Message from President Michael Claire

For College of San Mateo, 2013 was a banner year as the college community celebrated the 50th anniversary of the College Heights campus. It was in fall of 1963 that the new state-of-the art College Heights campus first opened its doors to students.

At the time, the college's design was considered to be "the ultimate modern educational institution;"* it was also the first time in the college's 41-year history that it had a permanent home.

While the physical campus served the community well for decades, in time, it required major renovations and new construction. Finally, after several years of construction zones, noise, dirt and dust, the campus has been renovated and CSM is poised to serve generations of students to come.

We are so grateful to the voters of San Mateo County for approving two bond measures that significantly contributed to the renewal of the campus. It is once again a state-of-the art-facility. We are ready to have a celebration!

* Michael Svanevik and Shirley Burgett, Class Act: College of San Mateo - A History (San Francisco: Custom & Limited Editions, 1996), 125