The renaming of the college is in honor of the contributions of James and Judy Watson, longtime supporters of CSUSB, and their transformative gift of $8.4 million to support student scholarships and programs, the work of the Watson & Associates Literacy Center and a Dean’s Endowment Fund.
The college is being renamed in honor of James R. Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson, longtime friends of the university and its College of Education. The ceremony is set for 11:30 a.m.
The event will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about careers in teaching from local school districts, as well as meet and network with teachers, credential students, faculty, staff and other educators.
Learn about Project Impact, CSUSB College of Education’s initiative to significantly increase K-12 teacher diversity in the Inland Empire. An online information session is set for 4 p.m. Friday, April 2.
COE Dean Chinaka DomNwachukwu has a number of goals for the college, such as increasing the diversity of students enrolled there, especially African American males becoming teachers.