Old Administration Building

The Old Administration Building:
A Legacy Renewed

“The OAB has long stood as a symbol of excellence in education in the Valley. Through this campaign, you have the opportunity to be a part of bringing this grand structure back to its original glory. Your gift will go a long way in helping to meet the educational and cultural needs of our growing community for many generations to come.”

– Dr. Tom Crow
Chancellor, State Center Community College District

The State Center Community College District has called the community to action with a capital campaign to restore the beautiful, historic OAB. The Old Administration Building, or OAB, was built in 1916. It was the first permanent structure on the Fresno State Normal School campus, which over the years was home to both California State University, Fresno and today is Fresno City College.

It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the last remaining structure symbolizing the founding of public facilities for higher education in the San Joaquin Valley. The communitypassed bond Measure E which provided $30 million to restore the building and open up much needed class rooms and office space. However, private funding is still needed to complete the project. When restored, the OAB will once again enliven the community as it hosts concerts, lectures, art exhibits, and a variety of educational and cultural activities available to students and the general public. Please join us in honoring the past and embracing the future by making an investment today.