Danielle Manning, who has served as vice president for administration, finance and strategic development and CFO since August 2016, will be leaving Cal Poly Pomona to take a new role as the executive vice president/chief financial officer and treasurer at Clark University effective July 1. Her new position provides her the opportunity to serve in a leadership role at her alma mater in Worcester, Massachusetts, from which she earned both her bachelor’s degree and her MBA.
During her time at Cal Poly Pomona, Manning has been an important member of the president’s senior leadership team during a crucial period of change and development for the university. She played a pivotal role in the design and progress of the university’s Strategic Plan, including the emphasis on advancing organizational development and employee excellence. She has overseen the creation of an ambitious Campus Master Plan and has led innovations in the budgeting and financial planning processes that assure greater efficiency, effectiveness, and stability. Moreover, she recruited and mentored several talented leaders to Cal Poly Pomona in Administrative Affairs, who will continue to advance the work of the division.
Manning’s impact on the campus is significant. Among her many accomplishments, she served as a co-advisor to accept the acquisition of the Lanterman property from the state and facilitated the early stages of the pre-development process for the site. In addition, she helped to establish the Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation to promote, secure and steward support for the university.
A national search for the position of vice president for administration, finance and strategic development and CFO will begin in fall 2020. Until the incumbent is identified, there will be no appointment of an interim vice president to oversee the division. Each responsible unit leader in the division will partner with the Office of the President or an appointed divisional vice president to continue the functions and strategic objectives for the area and to assure oversight for these critical services.