About Our College

Are you interested in animals? Growing things? Biology and chemistry? Making food healthier or safer? Clothing? Sustainability and the environment? Do you want a challenging career that has a direct impact beyond pure scientific research?

About Our College

Interim Dean Lisa Kessler

Welcome from the Dean

Our agriculture sector is faced with providing solutions to the world’s grand challenges. At Cal Poly Pomona we are committed to preparing our students to make a difference, wherever their careers take them; stretching the frontiers of science to find solutions and helping the people of California, the nation and the world improve their lives and livelihoods.

Don Huntley

About Don Huntley

Pistachio farmer. Renaissance man. Proud alumnus.

Don Huntley is living proof of the value of a Cal Poly Pomona education, with its emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning. And he's given back to his beloved alma mater in extraordinary fashion.

Dean's council

Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council provides counsel, expertise, and support to the dean and the Huntley College of Agriculture. It assists in long-range planning objectives; acts as a catalyst for new initiatives and programs; provides educational resources to support the college; assists in acquiring funds for building and updating facilities; assists with the placement of student interns and graduates from the college; helps develop relationships between the college and its alumni; and supports the college in enhancing its standards of excellence.

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Office of the Dean

Meet the staff in the dean's office.

Staff Rewards

College Awards

Each year awards are given to acknowledge outstanding accomplishment and performance by the people who are in the College of Agriculture.

  • The Jim Hicks Agricultural Achievement Award
  • The Distinguished Alumni Award
  • The Mack H. Kennington Advisor of the Year Award
  • The Teacher of the Year Award
  • The Julian A. McPhee Outstanding Student Scholar Award
  • The John E. Andrews Student Leadership Award (undergraduate and graduate)
  • The Staff of the Year Award