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A collection of short stories celebrating our campus' unique location, traditions and inclusive polytechnic identity.

The exterior of the College of Environmental Design

By the Numbers: College of Environmental Design

Founded in 1970, the College of Environmental Design has grown to include art history, visual communication design, urban and regional planning, regenerative studies, landscape architecture and architecture. As one of only two colleges of environmental design in the 23-campus CSU system, ENV is one of the largest, most diverse and financially accessible design schools in the nation.

ENV By the numbers. #3 best college, 2 alumni at Disney imagineering, 6 ponds at Lyle Center, 51 age of building 7, 4,500 pounds of produce grown at lyle center.

A Brief History: Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

CEIS educational leadership graduates in 2022.

Cal Poly Pomona’s only doctoral program in educational leadership emphasizes research with a focus on transforming schools, elevating underperforming schools and enhancing schools that are already succeeding. Each year, a new cohort is selected for the three-year program. After graduating, alumni continue to excel and progress in their educational leadership, taking on roles such as school district superintendents, associate vice president for a community college, director of human resources in a school district, and more.

Prospective students can sign up for a virtual information session by visiting the website

The CSU Executive Order 991 established Ed.D. degree programs to improve leadership in public education systems. Cal Poly Pomona’s program is designed through a year-long, collaborative process.

The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program begins offering classes in the fall.

Two external reviewers commend the program’s coherence and quality of the curriculum and faculty, the level of student support,

In November, the program is recognized as a full member of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), an association committed to advancing the preparation of educational leaders.

The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program receives approval to offer two options — Leadership in Community Colleges and Postsecondary Education and also PreK-12 Educational Leadership.

How to Care for an Iguana

Jennifer Alexander holding Galileo

BioTrek, a learning center on campus that provides interactive educational connections to the tropical rainforest, houses over 200 rainforest species, including Galileo, the newest iguana who took up residence in July.

Galileo enjoys walks in the garden and likes crunchy foods such as snap peas. He is cared for by Jennifer Alexander, a curator of organismal biology in the biological sciences department, as well as multiple student assistants.

See Galileo in action in his official Instagram debut video

Iguanas need a large enclosure with good ventilation that is roomy enough for them to walk around, eat, drink and defecate. They also require a vertical area with tree branches to climb.

Iguanas typically prefer hot and humid climates, with temperatures between 95 and 100 degrees. Humidity helps prevent poor shedding and kidney damage.

Iguanas are herbivores and must be fed daily. Galileo’s diet consists of kale, squash, bell peppers and snap peas, as well as small amounts of tropical fruit like mango, guavas, bananas and strawberries.

A healthy iguana should shed every four to six weeks. Older iguanas may shed more often. If your iguana is not shedding enough, shedding too much or seems lethargic, consult with an animal healthcare professional.

Let your iguana have bad days. Some days, iguanas may not feel like interacting with people or coming out of their cage for a walk. Respect their space.