Live Webcasts of Open Forums Available During University Presidential Finalists Visits to Campus Feb. 24-27

The California State University has announced four finalists for the presidency of Cal Poly Pomona. The individuals and the dates they will visit campus are as follows:

  • Susan Hackwood, executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, Riverside — Monday, Feb. 24.
  • Dennis L. Hefner, president of the State University of New York, College at Fredonia — Wednesday, Feb. 26.
  • J. Michael Ortiz, provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fresno — Thursday, Feb. 27.
  • Ephraim P. Smith, vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton — Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Each of the four will spend a day on the campus, meeting faculty, staff, students and the community. There will be open forums for the campus community each day ? at 1 p.m. for staff; at 2 p.m. for students; and at 3 p.m. for faculty. An open reception will take place at 5 p.m. each day. There also will be media access daily at 11:00 a.m.

All of the open forums will be Webcast live. To view the forums, visit

For complete vitas and biographies on the candidates, link to

Each of the candidates will follow an identical schedule for their campus visits. To view the template for the candidates? visits, please link to