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About Us

About Us

The Division of University Advancement stands ready to assist you in structuring gifts that best fit your personal, financial and charitable goals. 

The division’s efforts are dedicated to advancing the university through development, stewardship, fundraising, planned giving, governmental relations, alumni relations, public relations, communications, branding and special events.

Message from the Vice President

Frances Teves

Cal Poly Pomona is a world-class university that continues to redefine learning. It offers a unique educational experience grounded in the elements of what makes a polytechnic education special. It is an immersive, hands-on, passionate, multi-disciplinary, polytechnic approach that makes students life and career ready. Innovative programs, imaginative curriculum and inspired methodologies helps students discover, and transform into, their best selves.

By supporting Cal Poly Pomona, you make a powerful impact on students’ and faculty lives and help educate a modern workforce that is in great demand in the California economy. We look forward to partnering with you in ways that changes lives and leave a lasting legacy.

Go Broncos!

Frances Teves
Vice President for University Advancement



University Advancement partners with alumni and donors to secure philanthropic support for the benefit of Cal Poly Pomona students and the community.

Vision Statement

A thriving culture of engagement and philanthropy that will benefit our CPP community and students for generations.

Values and Values Statements

  1. Relationships and Collaboration
    We value and respect relationships with colleagues, alumni, donors, and community, and partner to achieve our shared goals.

  2. Integrity
    We maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior and build trust through the authenticity of our communications, relationships and actions.

  3. Student Success
    We put students and their success first. We strive to provide access and opportunity to programs and services that enhance our students’ educational experience through strategic philanthropic initiatives.

  4. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    We embrace our differences and honor our diversity by creating, maintaining and supporting a culture of inclusion and belonging.

  5. Stewardship
    We demonstrate fiscal accountability, express appreciation, honor donor intent, and engage donors on an ongoing basis to achieve our mission and philanthropic goals.

Staff and Organization

Frances Teves is the vice president for University Advancement. The office is located on the third floor of the Student Services Building (SSB). To contact the office, call (909) 869-3503 or email

Advancement Services includes prospect research and management, gift processing and data analysis. It provides record keeping of alumni and donors, coordinating those efforts with IT.

Office of Advancement Services
CTTI Building, Room 233
(909) 869-3268
(909) 869-4499 fax

A strong foundation of supporters is essential in building excellence and making a lasting difference. Through gifts large and small, we can touch the lives of current and future students, promote research, support programs and help the greater community.

Cal Poly Pomona relies on the support of its alumni, friends, civic leaders and community.

  • Alumni and External Relations
    • Engages thousands of alumni, current students and community.
    • Whether you volunteer to participate in one of our chapters or attend an event, the opportunities to network with fellow alumni, reconnect with faculty or meet current students are endless. 
  • Events & Special Projects
    • Oversees and/or assists with several university-wide events throughout the year. 

      Office of Events & Special Projects
      Student Services Building – 121/East/Third Floor, Suite 3162
      3801 W. Temple Ave.
      Pomona, CA 91768
      (909) 869-4706
      (909) 869-2118 fax 

  • Commencement
    • Oversees the annual event in which thousands of students commence across the stage to receive their diploma.