University of Redlands President Ralph Kuncl
University of Redlands President Ralph Kuncl in the lobby of the satellite campus in Mission Valley. Photo by Chris Jennewein

The University of Redlands officially opened a new satellite campus in San Diego on Monday to serve a growing number of “game-changing” students.

“Regional campuses like this one…allow the university to extend its mission of personal education,” said Redlands President Ralph Kuncl.

He said the Mission Valley campus will offer business degrees to active-duty military, veterans, parents, working students and other “game changers” who are seeking “to build meaningful careers.”

The campus occupies the entire 9th floor of a high-rise building in Mission Valley. It can serve 200 students at a time.

Redlands has had a presence in San Diego for 32 years, and the new center is one of six throughout Southern California.

Thomas Horan, dean of the university’s business school, said Redlands’ goal is to provide personalized education so that students aren’t sitting “200 rows back looking at a PowerPoint.”

State Sen. Toni Atkins and Assembleymember Shirley Weber, a former university professor, helped dedicate the new campus, cutting a ceremonial ribbon.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.