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Local briefs: Firm to help CSUCI prepare for growth

June 14, 2014

Ventura County Star, Calif.


Firm to help CSUCI prepare for growth

CSU Channel Islands plans to double its enrollment by 2025 and has hired a firm to help prepare for that growth.

The Camarillo university plans to expand to 11,500 students after not growing for several years because of budget cuts.

Channel Islands hired Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate company, to study existing programs, consider creative options for financing, find potential partners and pursue funding. The firm has done similar work for other universities nationwide.

The plan is scheduled to be finished this fall.

Foundation plans tribute reception

The Ventura County Community Foundation board and staff will pay tribute to Hugh Ralston from 4:30-6:30 p.m.June 24 at foundation's nonprofit center, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd.

Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. RSVPs are due by Thursday.

Contact Lauren Willis at or 988-0196, ext. 202, for more information.


Experts will discuss future of water

A panel of experts on water -- representing agriculture, public policy, technology, and conservation -- will appear at "The Future of Water, Questions, Challenges and Solutions" at 4:30 p.m.June 22 at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, 905 Country Club Road.

The panelists will include Timm Herdt, Bill Patzert, Steve Bennett and Susan Mulligan.

Visit for more information.


CLU graduate gets Fulbright award

A graduate of California Lutheran University has received a Fulbright award to teach English in Nepal.

Lisa Rowan is the fourth CLU applicant to receive a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grant in the past five years. The award includes travel, as well as room and board. Rowan will be in Nepal for eight months, starting July 18.

She already has traveled extensively, spending three summers teaching English in Thailand and four months teaching English in Peru.

Rowan, who now lives in Port Townsend, Washington, graduated summa cum laude from CLU in May. While she was there, she was a member of the Scholastic Honor Society, the National Leadership Society and the Secular Student Alliance, among other organizations. She also provided support for LGBT and other underrepresented students.

Fulbright recipients serve as cultural ambassadors for the United States, living and working with people in their host countries.


Training will help on mental illness

Ventura County Behavioral Health will offer an eight-hour certification course to help participants better understand mental illness and respond to psychiatric emergencies.

The course will be taught from a faith-based perspective.

The sessions will meet from 6-8:40 p.m. Thursday and again June 24 and 26 at South Coast Fellowship, 4050 Market St.

To register, email your name, phone number and email address to Arieta Faiivae at


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