[Picture of Chancellor MRC Greenwood with Peter Smith and Sam Farr

Chancellor Greenwood, President Peter Smith of California State University, Monterey Bay (left), and U.S. Representative Sam Farr were among the dignitaries who participated in a teleconference with White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta at the former Fort Ord military base in September. Panetta announced a $15 million funding package from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, to continue several redevelopment efforts at Fort Ord. The UC MBEST Center, a technology initiative led by UCSC, received $1 million to construct a new facility.