The Arts and Humanities Building at San Diego City College that will be renamed in honor of the chancellor. Courtesy SDCCD

The iconic Arts and Humanities Building on the San Diego City College campus will be renamed in honor of retiring Chancellor Constance Carroll.

The trustees of the San Diego Community College District voted to name the building the “Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Arts and Humanities Building” in honor of the chancellor’s 17-year career.

The $95 million, 128,000-square-foot structure opened in 2014 following bond funding under Proposition N, which Carroll fought to secure in the 2006 election.

It is one of 43 new buildings and 18 renovations completed as part of the $1.6 billion Propositions S and N bond campaigns across the district’s three colleges and continuing education program.

The building was chosen because of Carroll’s academic background in the Classics — ancient Greek and Latin.

“The Classics are an important part of my life because it is a field that is interdisciplinary and provides lessons that are applicable across the ages,” said Carroll. “I am honored to have a personal connection with such a handsome building that serves as a hub in educating students of all ages in the visual and performing arts, world cultures, languages, and much more.”

Carroll is due to retire on June 30. Her successor will be Carlos O. Cortez, who has served as president of the district’s continuing education program since 2015

The San Diego Community College District serves 100,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and the San Diego College of Continuing Education.

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Chris Jennewein

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