Mountain View Timeline


  • 1970

    • Mountain View College opens for classes under the leadership of founding President Erwin Dale Douglas, with 77 founding faculty members and an enrollment of 2,060.
      Sign that reads 'Welcome to Mountain View College' The entrance sign to Mountain View College.
  • 1971

    • The formal dedication of  Mountain View College are held April 18, with U.S. Senator John Tower serving as keynote speaker.
      Students at Eastfield and Mountain View show off their school banners
  • 1972



  • 1996

  • 1998

    • Renovations are completed on the west side of the Mountain View College campus to enhance student services.
  • 1999

    • Mountain View College welcomes the first group of students into the Rising Star program.
    • The Mountain View College Garden of Learning is dedicated.


  • 2000

    • As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Mountain View College creates an urban wildlife sanctuary that becomes the first one certified on a college campus by the Humane Society of the U.S.
  • 2005

    • Mountain View College celebrates its 35th anniversary with a gala featuring entertainer Harry Belafonte as the guest speaker.
  • 2006

    • Trinidad Garza Early College High School opens at Mountain View College.
  • 2007

    • Mountain View College begins its Common Book Project with the novel “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini.
  • 2008

  • 2009

    • Mountain View College holds a celebration and ribbon-cutting for the expanding campus. The new Student Services, Economic Workforce Development, and Science and Allied Health Buildings open, as well as the remodeled Performance Hall.


  • 2010

    • Mountain View College celebrates its 40th anniversary with guest speaker Donna Brazile.
    • Mountain View College opens the Business Incubator in its Economic Workforce Development Building.
  • 2011

    • Mountain View College’s men’s basketball team is NJCAA Division III National Champion.
    • Mountain View College opens its nursing program.
  • 2014

    • Mountain View College opens its community garden.
  • 2015