News Release

Rancho Santiago Community College District to Reopen the Orange Education Center

(Santa Ana, CA)—Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) leadership has reaffirmed the district’s commitment to reopen the Orange Education Center (OEC), located at 1465 N Batavia St. in Orange, as an instructional facility.

On February 13, the OEC was referenced during the federal court hearing relating to the relocation of the homeless along the Santa Ana riverbed. At the request of U.S. District Judge David Carter, RSCCD Vice Chancellor of Business Operations and Fiscal Services Peter Hardash attended the court hearing. There, he informed the court of the importance of the Orange Education Center as a dedicated instructional facility. As such, the facility is not available to serve as a homeless shelter.

“Rancho Santiago Community College District remains steadfast in our commitment to the Orange Education Center as an educational center,” said Raúl Rodríguez, Ph.D., RSCCD chancellor. “We are currently exploring options for a redesign of the facility to better meet instructional and community needs. As plans are solidified, we look forward to sharing them with the community.”

About the Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503