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City Closer to Luring University to Roseville

The City of Roseville approved a partnership with Sacramento State in an effort to partner with the university to expand its South Placer County presence.

Roseville is one step closer to possibly being home to a four-year university.

Wednesday morning, Roseville and Sacramento State leaders signed a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, for form a partnership to expand the university’s presence in the region.

“The MOU says a lot of things,” Roseville City Manager Ray Kerridge said at the signing. “It says that universities are important to us here in Roseville. The other thing is says is that we are prepared to do what we need to do to locate universities here. … Sac State is our partner and our friend in this endeavor and we’re looking forward to working with Sac State.”

Check out a YouTube video of the signing and comments here.

The idea of luring a university to Roseville is something Roseville City Councilmembers have been working on for some time. In June, they appointed a of attracting a university to the area.

A university could bring approximately 6,300 jobs to the city, according to a 2006 Sacramento Regional Institute study, Mike Isom with the Roseville Planning Department, .

Do you welcome the idea of bringing a university to Roseville? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

ron gates April 13, 2012 at 02:41 PM
It's a great idea. Where will it be located

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