To receive the LEED Gold certification, project considerations were made to the site that included the building orientation, natural daylighting, energy efficiency, water efficiency, building materials and the building systems.
The summit, which will be attended by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, is the sixth in a series of in-person events across the country designed to highlight the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity and economic empowerment and to connect local Latino community members directly with federal leaders and resources.
CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales gave a speech at the Santos Manuel Student Union North grand opening; Brian Levin (criminal justice) discussed why the Aryan Nations Knights chose Arizona and commented on the increase of anti-Russian attacks; and Agustin Ramirez (VSC) commented on CSUSB being named a Military Friendly School.
More than 500 people – students, faculty, staff, administrators, dignitaries and members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – attended the grand opening on March 17.
The Santos Manuel Student Union North is part of the CSUSB SMSU complex, one of the largest building complexes in the CSU named for an indigenous elder and leader. Its formal grand opening will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the grand opening celebration at the new facility, which will also feature food, building tours, live music, games and free bowling.