News Release

Rancho Santiago CCD Board of Trustees Invites Community to Review 2013-2023 Comprehensive Master Plan

​(Santa Ana) - Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) has partnered with HMC Architects to develop its 2013 Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP). The CMP is scheduled to be approved at the regularly scheduled RSCCD Board of Trustees meeting on October 14. The draft document is available for review and comment at

The RSCCD 2013 Comprehensive Master Plan is a long-term plan that describes RSCCD’s projections and goals for the coming decade. As such, this plan is central in the college district’s ongoing cycle of evaluation, integrated planning, resource allocation, implementation and re-evaluation. The CMP calls out five powerful and inter-related challenges facing California community colleges today:

    1. Increase in student demand
    2. Emphasis on degree and certificate completion
    3. California achievement gap
    4. Adult education challenge
    5. Fiscal challenge

“As expressed in our mission statement, the Rancho Santiago Community College District is focused on providing quality educational programs and services that address the needs of our diverse students and communities. The RSCCD Comprehensive Master Plan assists our district in maintaining its focus on that significant purpose,” said RSCCD Chancellor Raúl Rodríguez, Ph.D.

In addition to identifying current and anticipated challenges, the plan includes a statement of RSCCD’s goals, summaries of the colleges’ educational and facilities master plans, the technology plan for centralized technology needs, and plans for off-site college and district facilities.

To review the plan and provide individual feedback, please visit

About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is to respond to the educational needs of an ever-changing community and to provide programs and services that reflect academic excellence. Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of RSCCD, which serve the residents of Anaheim Hills, East Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, customized training for business and industry, and programs to train nurses, firefighters and law enforcement personnel.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503