Students Share Last Slice With Presidents

Students Share Last Slice With Presidents
President Bob Suzuki reaches over so a student can ask a question during Lunch With the Presidents on May 6.
ASI President Uwaifo Obanor and President Bob Suzuki field questions during Lunch With the Presidents.

When will online registration be available? Why doesn?t Cal Poly Pomona have a football team? When will parking fee increases stop? These were a few of the questions students asked President Bob H. Suzuki and Associated Students Inc. President Uwaifo Obanor during a recent Lunch With the Presidents.

Hundreds of Cal Poly Pomona students gathered in the University Quad on Tuesday, May 6, for pizza and a chance to speak with the presidents. With Suzuki?s upcoming retirement in July and Obanor?s term as student body leader coming to an end, it was the last time for both presidents to meet with students at an event that has become a quarterly tradition.

Approximately 155 pizzas – or 1,500 slices – and 650 sodas were divvied up among the students at the event, which was hosted by the President's Office and ASI.

Parking, library expansion and class registration were among the most common subjects students asked about.
Suzuki thanked students for bringing up pertinent campus issues and also introduced the university?s new president Michael J. Ortiz, who attended the event as a special guest.

Obanor reminded students to vote during next week?s ASI elections (

Suzuki laughs as he answers a student's question.