Students Congregate for Lunch, Talk With Presidents

Students Congregate for Lunch, Talk With Presidents
Bob Suzuki and Uwaifo Obanor field questions from students during Lunch with the Presidents in the University Quad.

Students line up for free pizza and soda during Lunch with the Presidents.

Hundreds of Cal Poly Pomona students gathered near the Campus Center Marketplace Thursday, Oct. 31, for free food and a chance to speak with university President Bob H. Suzuki and Associated Students Inc. President Uwaifo Obanor.

Both university leaders welcomed students to the event, hosted by the President?s Office and ASI, and reminded them of the importance to vote in the upcoming election.

?Cal Poly Pomona has a lot at stake with Proposition 47 because if it passes we will have $50 million provided to us to expand our library nearly double its size and renovate the science building,? said Suzuki. ?As a public official, I can?t tell you which way to vote, but you need to inform yourselves about Proposition 47 and vote accordingly.?

Approximately 150 pizzas and 650 sodas were divvied up among 800-plus students. Attendees, speaking into a microphone, took turns asking questions and voicing concerns about several campus issues.

Parking, tram service, on-campus construction, library expansion and the registration process were among the most common subjects students asked about.