LBSC was voted into the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Tennis, basketball, track and golf entered the conference immediately.
Academically, the change to a 4.0 grading scale indicated added emphasis to the college's academic standing.
Enrollment reaches 5,700 students, making Long Beach State reaching stature of a major college.
Ground broke on Friday April 27, for the social activities building, donated by the Soroptimist Club.