Amid a packed house in the California state Senate, lawmakers honored Cal Poly Pomona’s landmark 75th anniversary with a resolution commending the university’s numerous achievements and contributions to higher education.
Flanked by Senate Republican leader Bob Huff and Sens. Carol Liu and Norma J. Torres, university President Michael Ortiz accepted the commendation during a ceremony on Aug. 11 at the Capitol building in Sacramento.
The resolution cites Cal Poly Pomona’s “academic excellence and hands-on learning approach” and the “invaluable contributions it has made to the intellectual and social growth of its students.”
“Any time you have an educational institution as venerated as Cal Poly Pomona, this is a big honor,” said Bill Bird, a Huff spokesman. “This touches a lot of people.”
Cal Poly Pomona is ranked as one of the top universities in the western United States and is only one of two polytechnics in the 23-campus Cal State University system.
The citation was backed by Huff, Liu, Torres and state Sen. Edward P. Hernandez and Assembly members Curt Hagman, Chris Holden and Freddie Rodriguez.