Prior to beginning of the academic year, after nine deliberate and painstaking years, CSUMB finally becomes an accredited institution of higher education. The year's highlights include a flamingo-snatching incident, the grand opening of the Student Center, and the elevation of Otter athletics into NCAA Division II status-not to mention an extraordinary season by both the men's and women's golf teams. However, state budget woes that hit mid-year leave the campus with growing concerns about fee hikes and potential cuts to both programs and personnel.

2003-2004 Milestones/Events/Achievements

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