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

Staff Open Forums Moved to University Union Lecture Room — The California State University announced four finalists for the presidency of Cal Poly Pomona last week. The individuals and the dates of their campus visit 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.

Finalists will spend a day on the campus this week, 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.

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

Note: Due to a large turnout, the three remaining staff open forums have been moved from the England Evans Room to the University Union's Lecture Room (first floor).

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

For complete vitas and biographies on the candidates, link to