By Theresa Genova, director, Columbia College-San Luis Obispo

We’ve moved!  Come find us at our new location on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus. We are now located in Building 3400 (Charles and Leeta Dovica Learning Resource Center and Library) in Room 3405. You will find our office upstairs in the back-left hand corner of the Math Lab. Our phone number has remained the same (805) 593-0237. Lot 5 is the closet parking lot to our new office location. Remember parking passes are required for parking anywhere on Cuesta’s campus, including street parking. If you’d like to stop by the new office, I would be happy to show you our new home.

Along with the move, Columbia College-San Luis Obispo is celebrating 20 years offering bachelor’s degrees on Cuesta College’s campus. Students transferring in from Cuesta College will discover a student-friendly transfer policy at Columbia College.

Theresa Genova, San Luis Obispo

The unique partnership allows Cuesta students to complete their associate’s degrees and also work on other transfer classes that will apply directly to Columbia College bachelor’s degree programs. Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 170 years. We are here to help you with your education goals. Of note, Columbia College was voted #3 most Military Friendly college in the U.S. for 2022-23.

One thing that I have learned in my 20 years at Columbia College is that change is reality; it’s going to happen. I’ve also learned that change is a positive thing. I see change as progression and moving forward. When I searched for words to take the place of “change”, words like “evolve” and “transformation” came to the forefront. These words are strong, positive and exciting. Yes, change can be exciting! Change can bring improvement and quality to life. During the past two years of the pandemic, the Columbia College community has dealt with changes in their lives and in the academic world. We managed to get through even with constant change. I believe we have evolved and transformed and will continue to move forward because of it. When you have your next encounter with change, embrace it!

Have a wonderful summer on the beautiful Central Coast.