From an email yesterday to the CMC community from Pamela Gann:
Since the founding of the College, our campus has been in constant evolution to meet our academic, residential, and co-curricular needs, and we have experienced a number of developments during the past several years that have led to the initiation of the current campus planning process. First, in October 2005, in connection with its vote to approve the construction of Claremont Hall, the Board of Trustees also voted unanimously to base the College’s long-term planning work on a potential enrollment of up to 1,400 students in Claremont, which is the College’s enrollment limit under The Claremont College’s Constitution….Based on the Board’s resolution, the Buildings and Grounds Committee initiated an internal planning process that led to the recommendation that ultimately resulted in the College’s request to purchase approximately 40 acres in the Claremont University Consortium’s East Campus to provide for the future re-location of a number of the College’s outdoor athletic fields. In addition to the East Campus land purchase, we have recently completed two significant new projects, the Biszantz Family Tennis Center and Claremont Hall, and we have also moved into the active construction phase for the Kravis Center Project….
From a Claremont Independent article last year:
The logical reason for such a sweeping plan to remodel the campus is the expansion of the student body. Gann suggests, however, that "we're really just master-planning…seeing whether we could even put 1,400 students on our land, and if so, where they would go." 1,400 students is CMC's constitutional limit, dictated by the Claremont University Consortium; an increase to 1,400 would require the approval of the Board of Trustees, which has not yet been proposed. "There is no current plan to grow to 1,400," Gann says, "and I'm sure that won't happen while I'm president."-Michael Wilner, “The Changing State of CMC,” Claremont Independent (May 2008).
Just thought I'd point out what she's previously said on the matter.