Expansion & Upgrades
Thanks to more than $10 million in private donations, The Collins College of Hospitality Management is undergoing a building expansion. The project is underway and is scheduled to be completed by late 2015.
The Collins College Expansion Project comprises classrooms and faculty offices and a student commons.
In 2008, Carol and Jim Collins, namesakes and longtime supporters of the college, pledged to match up to $5 million in donations for the $10 million academic building.
Panda Restaurant Group founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng, donated $2.5 million; The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation gave $2 million; and prominent Inland Empire businessman Eugene Park donated $1 million to the college.
The Collins College Expansion Naming Opportunities and Donor Recognition Wall
The $10 million raised will fund the construction of the academic building expansion, however additional private support is vital to make this project fully completed and live up to the college's current high-quality facilities. Ongoing contributions are needed to landscape and furnish The Collins College academic building expansion. Naming opportunities are available for this impressive project (PDF).
Donor Recognition Wall
The Collins College building expansion will include a donor recognition wall for our alumni and friends to leave their legacy and support the college. Special rates are available for alumni.
Facility Upgrades and Improvements
The Collins College is committed to maintaining high-quality, state-of-the-art facilities. There are several projects underway or recently finished. Notably the computer lab in Building 79 was renovated to resemble a stylish high-end hotel lobby. Read more about the Facility Upgrades and Improvements.
CSU Trustees Honor Carol & Jim Collins (Jan. 27, 2009)