Timeline: 1974-1990 Fremont Campus Opens – College Grows

1974
September 25, 1974

Mission Boulevard Campus Opens

In September 1974, after 2 ½ years of construction, the permanent campus on Mission Boulevard opened for classes.  After seven years in the tight quarters of the temporary Serra Campus..Read more

1975
May 27, 1975

Courses begin to be offered in Newark, mostly at the high school in the evenings

In 1974, Ohlone entered into a partnership with Newark Unified School District to use Newark Memorial High School as a site for evening classes.  A high school faculty member was..Read more

June 14, 1975

Newark Ohlone Center opens at the former MacGregor Middle School on Cedar Boulevard

The evening program of classes at Newark Memorial High School had been growing and a popular daytime neighborhood ESL program had started at the former MacGregor Middle School in Newark...Read more

July 1, 1975

Dr. William Richter, 2nd President / Superintendent

Upon the retirement of Dr. Stephen Epler, Dr. William Richter was named Ohlone’s second President / Superintendent in July 1975.  A former Principal of Alameda High School, Dr. Richter had..Read more

September 1, 1975

Building 9 / Gym / Pool Open

In September 1975, the final facilities of the permanent Mission Boulevard campus, the gymnasium, pool and fields were completed and opened for classes.  These facilities allowed for expansion of the..Read more

1979
July 1, 1979

Dr. Peter Blomerly, 3rd President / Superintendent

Upon the retirement of Dr. William Richter, Dr. Peter Blomerley was named Ohlone’s third President / Superintendent in July 1979.  Dr. Blomerley had previously been a President of a community..Read more