Timeline: 2000-2016 New Millennium – Newark Campus

October 19, 2001

State funded Instructional Computing Center – Hyman Hall Opens

To accommodate the general growth of the college and the specific growth in computer-related instruction state funding was obtained to construct a facility to house an instructional computer center on..Read more

March 5, 2002

Measure A Passes – $150 Million – Newark Campus, Student Services Building

In 1995, the Board of Trustees directed the college to increase offerings at the Newark Ohlone Center (NOC) housed in leased space at the former MacGregor Middle School.  Between 1995..Read more

June 25, 2002

An 80-acre site on Cherry Street in Newark purchased from Sun Microsystems (now Oracle)

Measure A had passed without having a firm location identified for the new campus in Newark.  Once the funding was approved, the District was able to purchase an 80-acre site..Read more

December 1, 2002

District name becomes Ohlone Community College District

By the late 1990s, the student body at Ohlone drew from communities in the region beyond Fremont and Newark, as well as a growing number of international students.  To recognize..Read more

July 1, 2003

Dr. Doug Treadway, 5th President / Superintendent

Upon the retirement of Dr. Floyd Hogue, after a 9-year tenure, Dr. Doug Treadway was named Ohlone’s fifth President / Superintendent in July 2003.  Dr. Treadway had been President /..Read more

October 1, 2003

The College Council is founded

To more formally organize and strengthen shared governance at Ohlone, the College Council was formed in October of 2003.  The Council has members representing faculty, classified staff, administration and students...Read more

November 1, 2004

First official Ohlone delegation to China

In November 2004, the first formal delegation to visit China from Ohlone was held to develop a relationship between Taizhou Radio and Television University (TRTVU) / Taizhou Community College and..Read more

February 9, 2005

State funded Child Development Center opens

The state funded Child Development Center opened on February 9, 2005 as Building 19 on the Fremont Campus.  The Center houses Ohlone’s Early Childhood Education program and also Child Care..Read more

June 28, 2005

International Programs and Services Office is established

The group developed a framework for a sister college relationship with Taizhou Radio and Television University (TRTVU) for the two colleges to learn from each other and improve the quality..Read more

January 28, 2008

Measure A funded Newark Campus Opens

After seven years of planning and construction, the Ohlone College Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, funded by the 2001 Measure A bond measure, opened for classes on January..Read more

July 1, 2008

Dr. Gari Browning, 6th President / Superintendent – First female President

Upon the retirement of Dr. Doug Treadway, Dr. Gari Browning was named Ohlone’s sixth President / Superintendent in July 2008.  Dr. Browning had been Vice President of Academic Affairs at..Read more

September 1, 2009

Measure A funded Student Service Center Opens and awarded LEED Gold Certification

In September 2009, the Measure A funded Student Service Center opened as Building 7 on the Fremont Campus.  The Center consolidates most student services into one building, providing a “one-stop..Read more

November 2, 2010

Measure G Passes, $350 Million – Academic Core, Parking Structure, Athletic Fields

On November 2, 2010 District voters approved the $350 million bond Measure G.  The funds are dedicated to transforming the learning space on the Fremont Campus.  This includes with an..Read more

July 15, 2012

Solar Field, Fremont Campus, begins operations

The first of two solar collection fields built by Measure G funds opened on the Fremont campus in July 2012.  At the time, the tracking panels, which followed the sun’s..Read more

October 1, 2013

Solar Carports, Newark Campus, begin operations

Opened in October 2013, the Newark solar carport covers the two primary parking lots at the Newark Center.  These panels also track with the sun.  Placing them over the parking..Read more

January 25, 2015

Creation of Portable Villages on the Fremont and Newark Campuses

To accommodate the displaced classrooms during the construction of the Academic Core, a total of 44 interim buildings were installed as a temporary replacement for classrooms and offices during the..Read more

August 1, 2015

Fremont Campus South Parking Structure opens

The five-tiered, 906-space, award-winning parking structure opened on the Fremont campus in August 2015, in time for the fall semester.  Built into the hillside to fit the terrain and maintain..Read more

November 8, 2015

Academic Core: Demolition of Buildings 1, 2 and 8

Simultaneous to construction of the South Parking Structure, demolition of Building 1, 2 and 8 took place during the summer of 2015.  These three buildings were part of the original..Read more

April 13, 2016

Academic Core: Groundbreaking

On April 13, 2016, more than 150 attendees participated in the groundbreaking for the Academic Core Buildings Project including many local leaders, community members, and students, staff and administrators from..Read more

November 9, 2016

Athletic Fields Completion and Dedication

The newly improved swimming pool opened August 10, 2016 at a poolside ribbon cutting event.  The pool retained its 50 x 25 yard footprint, while raising the depth of the..Read more