President Ortiz talks in this week’s video update about the response to his retirement announcement, the faculty/staff campaign and the Rose Float design contest.
Ortiz thanked those who have sent him and his wife kind notes and messages since his retirement was announced last week. He also expressed his appreciation for those he has worked with at Cal Poly Pomona.
The Dr. Cheryl Wyrick Breakout Room in the College of Business Administration is an example of how faculty and staff can make a difference with their generosity. Wyrick, the college’s associate dean, made a donation to help build the room, and she is a longtime supporter of the Renaissance Scholars program. Ortiz encouraged employees to consider supporting the faculty/staff campaign.
The Cal Poly Rose Float program is holding a contest to design the float for next year’s parade. Design concepts are due by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7 to the Rose Float Office in Building 26. If you win, you could get $500 cash or two Rose Bowl Tickets.
This week, there are some important events on campus.
- Lunar New Year festival on Tuesday, Feb.4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in University Park.
- Pizza with the Presidents is also on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center’s Ursa Major Suite. Students can ask campus leadership questions they need answered, while enjoying a free dinner.
- The men’s and women’s basketball teams scored big wins over Cal State San Bernardino, putting both in first place. Ortiz encouraged everyone to get excited for Homecoming this Friday and Saturday.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.