President Ortiz congratulates the cyber defense team and civil engineering concrete canoe team, both of whom are advancing to the national-level competition.
The president also shares that women’s basketball coach Danelle Bishop has formally been named the permanent head coach. The campus will celebrate the basketball team’s success at an event Thursday, April 7 at noon at Center Court of the Bronco Student Center.
Beginning this week, three candidates for the College of Science dean position will be visiting campus. The campus community is encouraged to attend the open forums and provide feedback to the search committee. Open forums are scheduled on:
April 5, noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Lok. C. Lew Yan Voon (Wichita State University)
University Library, Special Events Room, 4th Floor, Room 4829
April 7, noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Stephen Morgan Bollens (Washington State University)
Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major C
April 14, noon to 1 p.m.
Dr. Mary Syndonia Hubbard (Utah State University)
Heritage Conference Room, CLA (98T-8)
Talks between Gov. Brown and legislators broke off last week, including discussion of the June ballot measure to extend tax increases to help offset the state’s $26 billion deficit. Without additional tax revenue, the state is facing sweeping cuts. The Legislative Analyst’s Office has recommended a new total cut of $1.1 billion to the CSU, which would roughly equate to $55 million dollars for Cal Poly Pomona.
“While the governor and the Legislature continue to identify ways to mitigate this incredible fiscal crisis, we will not create a false sense of reality. There is no simple cure for what we are facing. The most prudent and responsible thing we can do now is plan accordingly,” Ortiz says.
Ortiz pledges to keep the campus informed about the state and campus budget process in the coming weeks.
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