Hartnell's Measure T embraced by Community - Press Conference Today at 2 p.m.

Publish Date: 
Nov 9, 2016

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District and the Yes on Measure T Committee for the Future of Hartnell are excited and appreciative for the passing of the bond measure that will take the college district to a new level of service and academic success.


“The passage of Measure T ensures that the people of the Salinas Valley will have access to world class learning facilities for generations to come,” commented Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen. “Together with our many partners we are transforming lives and contributing to the social and economic vitality of the Salinas Valley.”


To address this victory and the plans for the future of Hartnell, a press conference is scheduled today hosted by Dr. Lewallen, and guest speakers, Erica Padilla-Chavez, President of the Board of Trustees, and Alfred Diaz-Infante, CEO at CHISPA and Chair of the Yes on T Committee:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

2:00 p.m.

Student Services- Building B-208

411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901


Measure T is a $167,000,000 bond that will allow the district to renovate aged buildings, expand services in Salinas and the King City Education Center, plus construct learning centers in Castroville and Soledad and a new Nursing and Allied Health Center on Main Campus.  The cost to tax payers is only $19.85 for every $100,000 of assessed property value.


“We thank the voters of the Hartnell CCD for putting their faith in us,” added Dr. Lewallen. “We will not let them down.”


To learn more about Measure T and the project list, go to www.YesonTforHartnell.com.


Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu