Sac State buys downtown building for Public Affairs school
Sacramento State, strengthening its role as California’s capital university, made a historic move into downtown Sacramento today with the purchase of a three-story building at 304 S St. It will house Sac State’s planned School of Public Affairs.
No state funds were used in the purchase of the 30,610-square-foot building a few blocks southwest of the State Capitol.
The purchase, which immediately won wide praise from political and regional leaders, is about more than brick and mortar. Expanding the University into downtown will allow more students to get the classes they need to graduate on time and to succeed in their careers.
“The establishment of a downtown School of Public Affairs is exciting for both Sac State and the city of Sacramento,” says President Robert S. Nelsen. “The dream of a downtown campus was born during the presidency of Don Gerth, developed during the tenure of former President Alexander Gonzalez, and is now a reality.
“The city, the mayor, our public policy alumni group, and the citizens of Sacramento have been asking for Sac State to establish a presence downtown, and we are now #MakingItHappenAtSacState. We are the capital’s university and, with this new building, we are delivering on the promise to offer programs and courses near the State Capitol and City Hall.”