José Lozano, the articulation officer at Cal Poly Pomona, has received the 2018 California Intersegmental Articulation Council (CIAC) Service Award for the southern region.
At Cal Poly Pomona, Lozano works with community colleges to make sure that students can transfer courses and receive credit toward their degree. He has also ensured that Cal Poly Pomona has been a trailblazer in implementing shared technology. The university was one of the first to use the Transfer Evaluation System cataloging system tool that makes it easier for articulation officers to look up articulation agreements and streamline the course-transferring experience.
The CIAC serves as a statewide forum for articulation officers from public and private institutions to meet, discuss, and resolve issues surrounding transfer coursework. At the council’s annual statewide meeting on May 3, his peers recognized him for mentoring new articulation officers and being an advocate for the CSU’s articulation community. Lozano, who has been Cal Poly Pomona’s articulation officer since 2004, was one of just two recipients of this annual award.
“I really didn’t expect this award, and I was elated and humbled to receive it,” Lozano said. “There are many articulation officers in the council that do great work.”
“I couldn’t do what I do without the support of my colleagues in the Registrar’s Office,” Lozano said. “Being able to work with them gets me through the day.”