college of the desert

Explore Palm Springs: College of the Desert

October 1958 judging produces name for Palm Desert campus.

Renee Brown History

On Oct. 28, 1958, The Desert Sun, in conjunction with the Coachella Valley Junior College District, announced that judges had selected the name “College of the Desert” from over 95 submissions from residents of Palm Springs Unified School District and Coachella Valley Union High School District, which together comprised the Coachella Valley Junior College District. The winner of the contest,

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Palm Springs

Making a modern Village.

Judith Salkin Vision

Over the past decade the City of Palm Springs has worked diligently to do the impossible — retain the small-town, village atmosphere from the 1920s and still be a 21st century hotspot. With involved leaders, residents, and businesses, that blend is becoming a reality. The Downtown Project has been the key to revitalizing the city with its mix of retail,