Office of the President

2020-21 President's Scholars

Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith

Eileen and Michael Considine President’s Scholar

Major: Business Administration

College of Business Administration

University Programs: Participating in workshops led by the Bronco Recreational Intramural Complex, including Olympic weightlifting, indoor rock climbing, and CPR certification 

Before Cal Poly Pomona, Zachary Smith was enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and was stationed in Japan, where his volunteer work was recognized by the Marine Corps Community Services. He says, “My ideal job would be helping everyday people with their finances. I take great pride in my goal to help educate others to improve their lives.” He currently works as a special education teacher’s aide in the Fontana Unified School District, and has volunteered for campus career fairs and the Poly Pantry. The first in his family to pursue a degree, Zach is grateful for the support of family and friends, and the Cal Poly Pomona faculty and staff who he says “helped me learn everything from scratch along the way.” Receiving the President’s Scholar recogntition for Zach is “an incredible opportunity to do my part in making society a better place.”