Gala Ribbon Cutting Celebrates New Alliant Sacramento Campus Facility

In September, Alliant International University marked the opening of its new Sacramento location with an gala in the courtyard of the building the campus shares with KVIE public television.

Dr. Geoffrey Cox, Alliant's president, (pictured at left with scissors) was welcomed by the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and did the official ribbon-cutting honors.

Dr. Russ Newman, Alliant's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs was joined by all of Alliant's graduate deans - Dr. Morgan Sammons of the California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Jim Goodrich of the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, Dr. Karen Webb of the Graduate School of Education, and Dr. Eric Hickey of the School of Forensic Studies - at the sunny event.

Alliant faculty and staff also turned out to meet and mingle with current and prospective students, and with dignitaries and staff from KVIE television. Alliant's senior management team involved in the decision joined the commemoration, including Vice President and Chief International Officer, Terrence Barber, based on the Sacramento campus; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tarun Bhatia; General Counsel and Vice President for Administration Jennifer Wilson; and Vice President for Development John DiMichele.

Alliant opened its Sacramento location in 2000 with a single program in clinical psychology hosted by the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). Since that time, the student population of the campus has tripled, and CSPP has been joined by the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, the Graduate School of Education and the School of Forensic Studies.

The Sacramento location now offers five degree programs, including study in clinical psychology; marital and family therapy; forensic psychology; criminal justice administration, teaching and organizational development.

The new Alliant Sacrament facility is located at 2595 Capitol Oaks Drive, on the second floor, about the KVIE-TV studios.

Photo Left, from left to right: Dr. Eric Hickey, Director of SFS; Dr. Karen Schuster Webb, Founding Dean of GSOE; Dr. Morgan Sammons, Dean of CSPP; Dr. Jim Goodrich, Founding Dean of MGSM; Dr. Russ Newman, Alliant International University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Pictures Below: Guests at courtyard gala