The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation will salute Cal Poly Pomona at the 2018 Eddy Awards.
The university will be honored at the Nov. 8 ceremony for “making exceptional contributions to the growth of the LA County economy,” according to a news release. American Airlines also will be recognized at the dinner.
“Cal Poly Pomona is one of the region’s true gems,” said LAEDC Chief Executive Officer Bill Allen. “The university sets a diverse student body on a path to prosperity and is looked upon as a key source of talent by top employers.”
More than 80 percent of students live or work in the region after graduation, which contributes to the success of the county’s economy, officials said.
The agency also lauded the university’s “learn-by-doing” approach and its rankings for academics, social mobility and affordability.
“This year we are celebrating progress on our strategic plan, academic plan and campus master plan, all with a focus on student success,” said University President Soraya M. Coley. “This recognition by LAEDC honors the talents of our students, faculty and staff as well as the vital contributions our alumni are making across Los Angeles County and the world.”