BAKERSFIELD, Calif.- CSU Bakersfield Athletics will officially open the newly-renovated ‘Kegley Center for Student Success’ with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 11 beginning at 3:30 P.M.

The academic support center was recently relocated to a 7,000 square-foot facility from its former 1500 square-foot home as part of the ongoing NCAA Accelerated Academic Success Program (AASP) grant awarded to CSUB Athletics two years ago. The new space was the former dining commons on campus and will now serve students and student-athletes with increased tutoring, meeting and computer lab space following a remarkable renovation. The Kegley Center for Student Success is the cornerstone of the CSUB Athletics academic success plan and NCAA AASP grant implementation.

Several members of the CSUB campus community including President Dr. Horace Mitchell and namesake Dr. Jacquelyn Kegley will be on hand for the ribbon cutting. Joining them is Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh along with several dignitaries from the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, North of the River Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Association.

January 11th's ribbon cutting is the first of several phases of renovation for the facility which now includes a pair of computer labs, office space for academic support staff and tutoring rooms for student-athletes. Additional renovations will include more meeting space for teams and tutors as well as additional athletics administration office space not included in the AASP grant. Fundraising efforts for the next three phases of the project are currently underway.

Those wishing to attend the festivities are invited to park in Lot E located next to the old student housing and head east towards the Kegley Center. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4 P.M. with light refreshments and tours of the facility available.