When College of The Desert’s president was asked by Palm Springs’ mayor Thursday how confident she was the long-delayed Palm Springs campus will open in 2027 as scheduled, she replied with one word.
“Very,” said Laura Hope, the interim president and superintendent, who started at the school last year.
Hope provided that timeline near the end of a lengthy presentation she and the college’s director of West Valley education centers gave to the city council. The two discussed both the current state of plans for the campus and how COD plans to make them a reality.The timeline given by Hope, which calls for the project to go out to bid this fall with construction to begin in the winter, appeared to match the she gave during a presentation in October that was open to the community and attended by multiple city council members.
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