Mary Holz-Clause, dean of Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Agriculture, was appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture.
Holz-Clause became dean at Cal Poly Pomona last year. Previously, she served as vice president of economic development at the University of Connecticut since 2014.
She also held several positions at Iowa State University from 1987 to 2011, including associate vice president for extension, founder of the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, extensions business development specialist and farm advisor.
Holz-Clause earned her master of public administration degree and a doctorate in agriculture education from Iowa State University.
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment on Feb. 23. The position is unpaid and does not require confirmation from the state Senate.