Campus Master Plan
Approved by the Costa Mesa City Council in February 2019, the campus master plan establishes a long-term (30-year) vision for the 40-acre campus with new buildings and intentional spaces to facilitate learning and enhance the Vanguard experience.
“The campus master plan provides Vanguard a roadmap to prioritize our educational mission through facilities and environments on our campus,” said Vanguard University President Michael J. Beals, Ph.D. “As we pursue our vision to be the source of Christian Higher education in California, we have been serious about providing spaces that enhance the quality of the student experience”
Envisioned new building projects include the Waugh Student Center (opened in 2020), campus perimeter fencing and corner monument signage (completed in 2022), the Freed Center for Leadership and Service (an athletics and learning facility set to open in 2024), and a new library/learning resource center, STEM center, and academic building, to name a few. Several of the identified buildings on the master plan have not yet been designed—aside from those already announced—and their use and the programs within them are yet defined, as the plan is intended to offer a framework or a roadmap for new development, building location and potential size. “Already, the establishment and execution of the campus master plan has transformed the student experience,” said Beals.