Cal Poly Pomona’s rankings, the Faculty and Staff Campaign and a new app called MyCPP are the top stories in President Ortiz’s video message this week.
A new “Social Mobility Index” confirms that Cal Poly Pomona changes students’ lives. The index, which was created by PayScale and CollegeNet, ranked the university fourth nationally among educational institutions that help low-income students achieve financial success after graduation.
In addition, the Department of Architecture earned high rankings from DesignIntelligence. It is No. 18 in the United States and No. 5 in the West. Individual programs in the college also achieved high rankings.
The university is launching the second annual Faculty and Staff Campaign to raise funding to support learning opportunities and experiences. The Annual Fund will send information packets through campus mail this week.
The new web application MyCPP will allow students to check a half-dozen sites with a single login, including BroncoDirect, BlackBoard, the Career Center’s BroncoConnection and other services. It also will display campus announcements, important dates and a student’s to-do list.
In other news:
- The Staff Council honored 19 individuals last week who were granted emeritus status, having dedicated their careers to this campus.
- Faculty and staff participated last week in the Boots to Broncos seminar that helped them understand the challenges that veterans face transitioning to the classroom.
- The men’s cross country team earned a spot at the Division II National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, on Dec. 6 by finishing third at the NCAA Regionals. The women’s cross country ended its season with a 10th place finish at regionals this past weekend.
- Women’s soccer closed out its season after reaching the third round of the NCAA playoffs. The team tied the school record with 13 shutouts, registering six in a row at one point.
- The men’s basketball team is off to a good start and plays The Master’s College at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Kellogg Gym. The women’s basketball team beat Simon Fraser College on Sunday and will resume play after Thanksgiving.
To read the full video message, download a PDF of the transcript.