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President's Welcome

President Mike Ortiz

Welcome to our website. I am honored to be the new president of Cal Poly Pomona. I have been entrusted with continuing the academic excellence of this university and enriching the quality of student life. I have gained a deep respect for the traditions here. Naturally, I have also enjoyed the unmatched beauty of this campus.

As I begin my tenure, I am pairing my personal philosophy ─ to remain “student-centered, faculty- and staff-focused, and community-minded” ─ with an already proven formula for institutional excellence. I believe that this will only further the important contributions made by our university.

Our challenging curriculum runs the gamut from agriculture to cutting-edge engineering to hospitality management to business administration to sustainability. And every year for more than 65 years, our students join with students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to construct award-winning floats for the annual Tournament of Roses Parade that is viewed by millions around the world. Like the programs, our students here are as diverse as the range of courses. We welcome and value that diversity. Underrepresented minorities and first-generation college students account for many of the nearly 21,000 undergraduate students. We also are a veteran-friendly campus.

Cal Poly Pomona programs have earned the campus a national reputation and high rankings on lists of best universities in U.S. News & World Report and other publications. The decorated and committed faculty along with our dedicated staff have helped the university achieve these lofty academic accomplishments.

Whether you are looking for information about admissions requirements, financial aid guidelines, details about the curriculum, want to make a gift to the university, or just want to get acquainted with Cal Poly Pomona, you’ll be able to find what you need on our website.

While you browse through the pages of www.cpp.edu, you’ll also see our commitment to provide an outstanding and affordable education. The cornerstone of a Cal Poly Pomona education is our “learn-by-doing” philosophy that joins theory with practice, and prepares our students for the working world. Consequently, our graduates are highly regarded and much sought after in business, industry, and other professional fields. We have renowned alumni who are making a difference in their communities.

Cal Poly Pomona remains committed to providing students with the highest-quality education possible and serving as a vital resource to the region and beyond. Enjoy getting to know our great university. Thank you for visiting Cal Poly Pomona!

Soraya M. Coley, President

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona