Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Sandelin to Depart Cal Poly Pomona

Published Date: Mar 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Broc Sandelin

Professor Broc Sandelin, chair of the Department of Animal & Veterinary Science, is leaving Cal Poly Pomona.

Sandelin has accepted the position of dean of the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Penn. He will begin this new position starting next academic year.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity and the chance to grow professionally,” Sandelin said, “but I will miss the students, faculty, and staff here at Cal Poly Pomona.”

Sandelin has spent the past 13 years teaching and serving as chair of the animal and veterinary sciences department. For the past year, he also served as interim chair of the Department of Human Nutrition & Food Science.

He was named the College of Agriculture’s Outstanding Faculty Advisor in 2009-2010 and 2014-2015  and has been instrumental in growing the partnership with the Los Angeles County Fair Association, annually providing more than 175 animals for exhibiting as well as organizing student labor to work the majority of the Agricultural attractions at the Fair.

In addition to teaching and advising, Sandelin oversaw the animal units at Cal Poly Pomona, including the acquisition of the department’s llamas, and the remodel and updating of a majority of these farm teaching facilities over the last 10 years.

Broc’s wife, Lerae, who manages the Cal Poly Pomona Petting Farm and helps with events at AGRIscapes, will also be leaving for Pennsylvania.

“We will miss Broc and his wife, Lerae. They have been a vital and integral part of our college community for such a long time,” said Lisa Kessler, interim dean of the Huntley College of Agriculture. “We wish them well on their newest adventure!”

Professor Shelton Murinda has been named as the animal and veterinary science department’s interim chair effective spring quarter 2018.