Gov. Jerry Brown’s revisions to the 2013-14 budget keeps intact the proposed reinvestment of $125 million into the CSU system, President Michael Ortiz said in his weekly video update.
However, that does not completely restore the CSU system after years of budget cuts. Currently, Cal Poly Pomona is operating with just 62 percent of the state funding it received in 2007-08, Ortiz noted. However, the good news is that state support seems to be headed in the right direction.
Last week’s major IT system failure was not caused by the launch of the redesigned website, Ortiz said. The cause was human error, and I&IT is reviewing its procedures to prevent similar problems in the future. Ortiz expressed pride in how the campus community responded to the situation amid priority registration, ASI elections and day-to-day operations.
In other news:
- Eight student-athletes will compete this week at the Division II Track and Field National Championships in Colorado. They include Tiffany Dinh, Angela Garcia, Samantha Swanson, Jillian Schmidt, Lizette Huerta, Justin Ellerbee, Connor Birtwhistle and Vincent Huitt.
- When the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex opens in Fall 2014, the Bronco Fitness Center will become available for new uses. The campus community is invited Tuesday to contribute their ideas at workshops in Ursa Major C. LPA Architects will lead workshops from noon to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
- MediaVision and Student Affairs have collaborated on a new video, “Discover Cal Poly Pomona,” that features students and their experiences on campus: http://youtu.be/LtuGZ6GdWjY.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.