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Destination 2010

  • Destination 2010 is an ambitious, comprehensive university initiative focused on creating excellent academic programs, new student facilities and a more welcoming campus culture and environment. Destination 2010 aims to solidify Sacramento State as a vital resource to the community and as the choice for the region’s students and employers.

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  • Spring 2004: President Gonzalez launches Destination 2010
  • Spring 2004: Campus beautification project begins.

  • Spring 2004: Student referendum passes to allow the building of the Recreation and Wellness Center—a centerpiece facility of Destination 2010
  • Fall 2004: University receives a $10 million commitment from Alex G. and Faye Spanos toward Hornet Stadium—the largest gift in the history of Sacramento State.


  • 2005: New building signage rollout including logo on the top of Modoc Hall
  • 2005: Writing Partners Program launches
  • Fall 2005: University begins to offer EMBA program, Master’s in Chemistry with a focus on biochemistry
  • October 2005: Inaugural Green and Gold Gala
  • November 2005: Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation provides $2 million gift to the field house
  • 2005: Academic Information Resource Center (AIRC) building opens


  • 2006: STEM initiative
  • May 2006: API Profile is released
  • August 2006: Broad Fieldhouse groundbreaking
  • Fall 2006: First cohort admitted into the General Education Honors Program
  • Fall 2006: Guardian Scholars established


  • 2007: Brokers of Expertise project commences
  • January 2007: Parking Structure III opens
  • June 2007: New N. Matthew Mahan Theatre Lobby opens in Shasta Hall
  • June 2007: The Sokiku Nakatani Japanese Tea Garden opens in the library
  • Summer 2007: University Enterprises, Inc. acquires the CalSTRS building
  • Fall 2007: Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation become partners of Sacramento State with a $500,000 commitment over five years
  • Fall 2007: First cohort of the new Doctorate in Educational Leadership admitted
  • Fall 2007: Upper Eastside Lofts opens to students
  • Fall 2007: Hornet Bookstore opens


  • March 2008: Emergency Notification System (ENS) has its first test run
  • Summer 2008: Broad Fieldhouse opens
  • Summer 2008: Digital Sign off Highway 50 begins generating revenue for faculty

    August 2008: Sacramento State and the City of Sacramento establish a formal MOU

    September 2008: Recreation and Wellness Center groundbreaking

    Fall 2008: One Book Program commences
  • Fall 2008: Troops to College campaign begins to support returning veteran students


  • March 2009: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics receives a grant for stem cell research
  • August 2009: American River Courtyard residential housing opens
  • Fall 2009: Film Studies major offered for the first time

  • December 2009: University unveils its Thiebaud Collection