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San Bernardino Valley College

San Bernardino Valley College is a community college located in San Bernardino, California. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The two-year college has an enrollment of 12,508 students and covers 82 acres.


701 South Mount Vernon Avenue
San Bernardino


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San Bernardino Valley College provides quality education and services that support a diverse community of learners.
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College History


San Bernardino Valley College was established in 1926 and is the twenty-fifth oldest community college in California. In 1926, San Bernardino Valley College�s campus was split between San Bernardino High School and Colton High School and consisted of 140 students and one administrator, George H. Jantzen, who was dean of the college. Today, San Bernardino Valley College offers classes to 25,000 students and runs on an annual budget of $59 million. The college district, which includes two campuses, has 243 full-time faculty, 750 part-time faculty and staff of 459. It serves multiple high school districts, and the district encompasses nearly 500 square miles (1,300 km2).

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San Bernardino Valley College provides quality education and services that support a diverse community of learners.



Jack H. Brown: Stater Bros. Markets Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Susan Anton: singer and actress; Miss California 1969; second runner-up Miss America 1969 George Brown, Jr.: member of the United States House of Representatives from 1963�1971 and 1973�1999, representing the San Bernardino and Riverside regions of California. John Butler (American Football): National Football League General manager of the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers. Wilmer Carter: Member of the California State Assembly, 62nd District from 2002�present and name sake of Wilmer Amina Carter High School Nick Coussoulis: Developer and Investor; built Coussoulis Arena at California State University, San Bernardino. Gerald R. Eaves: San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from 1992�2000; California State Assemblyman from 1984�1992; Mayor of Rialto from 1980�1984; Rialto City Council from 1977-1980. Dennis Hansberger: San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors from 1972-2008. Dirk Kempthorne: U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 2006�2009; Governor of Idaho from 1999�2006; U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1993-1999. Jerry Lewis (politician): member of the United States House of Representatives since 1979, representing the California's 41st congressional district; former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Pat Morris Pat Morris (politician): Mayor of San Bernardino 2005�Present; founder the San Bernardino Boys and Girls Club; Judge, San Bernardino County Superior Court from 1976-2005. Chuck Obershaw: former CEO of Chuck Obershaw Toyota in San Bernardino. Joseph C. Rodriguez: United States Army soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor - the United States' highest military decoration for his actions near Munye-ri, Korea during the Korean War. Julie Sommars: actress; nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. Dr. Earl R. Stadtman: Internationally Renowned Biochemist Twyla Tharp: dancer and choreographer. She has won Emmy and Tony awards, and currently works as a choreographer in New York City. John Trudell: author, poet, actor, musician, and Native American political activist. Judith Valles: Mayor of San Bernardino 1997-2005, she is the first Latina elected Mayor in the City's history; in 2001 she ran unopposed for a second term. Tyree Washington: sprinter; 5 time gold medalist in the 4x400 m relay and the 400m. Jimmy Webb: songwriter; his compositions include "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston" and "MacArthur Park". His songs have been recorded or performed by Glen Campbell, The 5th Dimension, Richard Harris, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, and R.E.M., among others. Edwin Wylie Vascular surgery: one of the early American pioneers who developed and fostered advanced training in vascular surgery and pushed for its recognition as a specialty in the United States in the 1970s. Charles E. Young: Chancellor Emeritus and Professor at the UCLA School of Public Affairs; chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles from 1968�1997; president of the University of Florida 1999-2004; currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Dino Ebel: former manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers who is currently the third base coach for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Bobby Hosea: SBVC football player, actor; played in over 70 TV and film lead roles, including The O.J. Simpson Story and D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear. Rich Dauer: former professional baseball player who played with the Baltimore Orioles primarily as an infielder from 1976�85; was an All-American at the University of Southern California and helped the Trojans win the 1974 College World Series; currently the third base coach for the Colorado Rockies. Julio Cruz (baseball): former professional baseball player who played second base in the major leagues from 1977�1986; with the Seattle Mariners, from 1978 through 1983, he stole over 40 bases each season and was the team's all-time leader in that statistic. Jim Weatherwax: member of the Super Bowl I Champion Packers. Ken Hubbs: second baseman who played from 1961 to 1963 for the Chicago Cubs in the National League. Al Jury: football official in the National Football League (NFL) from 1978 to 2004 as a field judge then as a back judge when the league swapped position names in 1998. Over the course of his NFL career, Jury was selected to officiate in a record-tying five Super Bowls: XX in 1986, XXII in 1988, XXIV in 1990, XXVIII in 1994 and XXXIV in 2000. Craig Newsome: NFL cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. He was the starting cornerback on the 1996 Green Bay Packers championship team. He also had a forced fumble and an interception in Super Bowl XXXI. Johnnie Harris: Arena Football League defensive specialist with the Philadelphia Soul. He has previously played for the Tampa Bay Storm (1996�1998), the Orlando Predators (2005), and the Grand Rapids Rampage (2006). Harris also played in the National Football League as a defensive back for the Oakland Raiders (1999�2001) and the New York Giants (2000�2003).



Urban, 82 Acres (33�Ha)