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A Message from the CSU: Help Recognize CSU Legislative Supporters

May 01, 2015

Annual state budget deliberations are in full swing in Sacramento, and advocates for CSU are working to ensure that the university’s doors are open for tens of thousands of qualified students. Since the Governor proposed his budget in January, the CSU has asked the legislature to #standWithCSU and provide at least $97 million in increased investment to the university. We are thrilled to report that 83 of the 120 legislative members have signed letters in support of this additional...

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Makes Visit to AGRIscapes Facility

Oct 13, 2014

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Makes Visit to AGRIscapes Facility U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack toured the AGRIscapes facility on Friday, visiting the Farm Store and receiving presentations from students and faculty from the College of Agriculture. It was the first time an agriculture secretary has visited Cal Poly Pomona, and Vilsack was greeted by President Michael Ortiz, Provost Marten denBoer, College of Agriculture Dean Mary Holz-Clause, the agriculture department chairs, and other university officials. “The purpose here was to acquaint him...

Legislators Pay Tribute to Cal Poly Pomona’s 75th Anniversary

Aug 13, 2014

Legislators Pay Tribute to Cal Poly Pomona’s 75th Anniversary Amid a packed house in the California state Senate, lawmakers honored Cal Poly Pomona’s landmark 75th anniversary with a resolution commending the university’s numerous achievements and contributions to higher education. Flanked by Senate Republican leader Bob Huff and Sens. Carol Liu and Norma J. Torres, university President Michael Ortiz accepted the commendation during a ceremony on Aug. 11 at the Capitol building in Sacramento. The resolution cites Cal Poly Pomona’s “academic excellence...

Solis’ Journey: From Cal Poly Pomona to Washington D.C.

Feb 27, 2014

Solis’ Journey: From Cal Poly Pomona to Washington D.C. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, a Cal Poly Pomona alumna and currently a scholar-in-residence, sat down for a video interview with political science Professor Renford Reese to talk about her life and political career. During the interview, Solis reminisces about growing up as the daughter of immigrants in La Puente, and studying at Cal Poly Pomona. She also discusses her political career, which began when she ran for local office. Solis then won election to the California State...

Governor Appoints Student to State Commission

Jan 24, 2014

Governor Appoints Student to State Commission A Cal Poly Pomona student has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve on a state-level financial aid commission. Devon Graves will be one of only two students serving the California Student Aid Commission, which was created in 1955 to be the principal state agency administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges and vocational schools within the state. Its mission is to "make education beyond high school financially accessible to all...

Former Labor Secretary to Serve as Scholar-in-Residence

Dec 06, 2013

Former Labor Secretary to Serve as Scholar-in-Residence (Editor’s note 11/26/13: the story has been updated to clarify Secretary Solis’ start date.) Alumna and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has returned to Cal Poly Pomona to serve as a scholar-in-residence starting Nov. 18. “This is a rare opportunity to have someone with Hilda’s long record of experience in public service come and be part of our learning community,” Cal Poly Pomona President Michael Ortiz said. “That she is one of our alumnae makes it all the more...

Political Science Major Leading Students in Higher Ed Advocacy

Oct 21, 2013

Devon Graves, a third-year political science student, was elected chair of the California State Student Association (CSSA) this summer.

Lobby Day Highlights Hospitality Industry, Programs

Feb 04, 2013

Twenty-five representatives from eight CSU campuses—including Cal Poly Pomona— along with executives from Visit California, the California Restaurant Association and California Hotel & Lodging Association met with state legislators and members of the governor's office to demonstrate the connection between the hospitality industry and the CSU.

Ortiz Receives Civic Alliance Award

May 30, 2012

Ortiz Receives Civic Alliance Award University President Michael Ortiz has been honored as the 2012 Education Honoree of the second annual San Gabriel Civic Alliance Awards. The awards highlight civic leaders who address issues that impact the San Gabriel Valley. The awards presentation was held at the Baldwin Park Courtyard Marriott Hotel on May 19. Actors Mike Gomez and Magi Avila were masters of ceremonies for the event. The mission of the San Gabriel Civic Alliance is to find non-partisan solutions to community problems,...

Professor Receives Fellowship from USDA

May 21, 2012

James Becerra, lecturer with the landscape architecture department, has received a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Science fellowship. The E. Kika De La Garza fellowship program gives faculty from Hispanic-Serving Institutions the opportunity to learn about federal agencies that support research and education. Fellows spend a week in Washington, D.C., from June 23 to July 17, and two to four additional weeks at a selected research location, increasing their understanding of...

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