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Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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How We Grew

When IVC and the new college district opened its own campus in 1962, it was basic. The facility consisted of a library, science laboratories, fine arts rooms, a student activities building, academic classrooms, administration and faculty offices, social science rooms, physical education shower and locker rooms, agricultural education classrooms and a shop.

A steady growth pattern began in April 1967 with the addition of a gymnasium that was designed to house sporting and theater events. It was rededicated on May 26, 1996 as the John A. "Buck" DePaoli Sports Complex in honor of the late John A. "Buck" DePaoli who served IVC for 30 years, of which 14 years were as Superintendent/President.

The Meyer Center for Business and Commerce was dedicated February 20, 1972. It originally was located in the 900 building and is now housed in the 800 building.

Other major building projects that followed in those early years included:
  •  The Associated Students Activities Building, 1971;
  • The Spencer Library Media Center, in 1975, named in honor of the late Terrel Spencer, President Emeritus and IVC's second President.
  • The Swimming Pool Complex, 1975;
  • The Preschool, 1981.

In November 1986, Imperial Valley College began construction of a 17,500 square foot state-funded building that now houses Health Technologies programs. The $2.2 million project was completed at the end of 1987.

IVC passed its second General Obligation bond in 1987. It was a $2.5 million measure that allowed the college to do major campus refurbishing and other general improvements.

In May 1999, the Spencer Library Media Center opened a 4,200 square foot addition that houses the Learning Center and Tutoring Center. The $1,000,000 project included a complete renovation of the existing library.
The Childhood Education Center celebrated its grand opening on October 28, 1991 and the
Infant Care Center was built and opened for service in June of 1999.

In April 2002, the Jean Raulston Reading/Writing Lab was relocated to the newly constructed 2600 building, sharing space there with the Pauline Benoit Rice Language Lab.