West Los Angeles College is celebrating this week with the grand opening of its new Student Services and General Classroom buildings.
The grand opening, which is scheduled for this weekend, marks a milestone for the campus, said President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh.
“These are two significant, sizeable projects,” he said. “The college is finally transforming itself.”
The General Classroom building houses new classrooms as well as a lecture hall and offices for faculty members. There is also a courtyard between the two buildings. The new additions to the campus will be of great benefit to the college’s approximately 11,000 students, Abu-Ghazaleh said.
“It signifies a lot to the students who are deserving of appropriate facilities,” he said.
Lindsay Stadler, a business administration student who is in her last year, is pleased with the new buildings.
“They’re very beautiful inside compared to what we used to have,” she said. “It’s more of a university feel.”
Another new addition to the campus is a café called Café West. Stadler said it is a big step up from the food truck the campus used to have.
“That’s the cherry on top,” Stadler said.
The official grand opening will kick off this Saturday with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. and an open house which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.