Los Rios Junior College District begins planning for the 3rd of 5 planned community colleges.
People of the Salmon
Named “Cosumnes,” which is a Miwok Indian name meaning, “People of the Salmon.” The Los Rios Board wanted a name that would be an expression of the people, its local history, and its community folklore. The Miwok Tribe inhabited the area in the 19th Century and lived near what is now called the Cosumnes River.
Oliver J. Durand becomes CRC's first president
Cosumnes River College Opens
Cosumnes River College opens September 14, 1970 with 2,150 students. The Library is the first permanent building on campus.
CRC's First Logo
First college logo
CRC's First Mascot
“Chiefs” becomes CRC's mascot by a majority vote from students.
The “centerpiece” of the college quad, the fountain with the empty fields surrounding the campus for many years.
CRC's Second President
Douglas Burris becomes CRC's second president
College Is Dedicated
College is officially dedicated with Senator Albert Rodda
First graduation ceremony with 42 graduates
Baseball wins Bay Valley Conference Championship with Coach Jerry Conway
CRC sees significant snowfall
Track & Field wins Sac Joaquin Championship with two State Champions, Michael Marlow & Cameron Baxter
CRC's Third President
Vincent “Pete” Padilla becomes third college president
First outdoor musical performed at college, “The Me Nobody Knows.”
CRC Updates Its Logo
CRC changes its logo to include the river
Volleyball wins Bay Valley Conference Championship with Coach Steve Krisiak
CRC's Fourth President
Marc Hall becomes CRC's fourth president
CRC televises its first course
Men's soccer wins Bay Valley Conference Championships, 2 years in a row
College celebrates 25th Anniversary, Communication, Visual & Performing Arts complex opens, completing the original college facilities master plan.
CRC's Fifth President
Merrilee Lewis becomes college's fifth president
CRC's Sixth President
Francisco C. Rodriguez becomes CRC's sixth president
Learning Resource Center is college's newest building
The Learning Resource Center was built to house several classrooms and faculty offices as well as some student services including Tutoring and Reading and Writing Center.
CRC's Seventh President
Deborah J. Travis becomes the college's seventh president
Baseball Wins Championship
Baseball wins State Championship for first time
Winn Center Opens
Winn Center opens, CRC's (and the only one in the Los Rios District) first LEED Platinum Certified building. The building houses Architecture, Photography, Pharmacy Technology and Nutrition and others.
The Elk Grove Center opens
CRC's Eighth President
Edward Bush becomes college's eighth president
CRC Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Home of the Miwok and Nisenan People
Our Land Use Acknowledgement recognizes the original Indigenous people of the land where Cosumnes River College has been located for almost 50 years.