|Lt. Governor John Garamendi|
Lt. Governor John Garamendi will make a stop on his Listening Tour at Cal Poly Pomona on Tuesday, June 26.
Garamendi is traveling across California to discuss higher education and the role it plays in training the state’s future workforce. Cal Poly Pomona is the Lt. Governor’s sixth stop.
So far the tour has made its way to Fresno, Bakersfield, Hayward, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. Each stop consists of business leaders, educators, students and other community leaders discussing the needs of the region and how the university can help deliver solutions.
Cal Poly Pomona’s forum will include Dean Ed Hohmann of the College of Engineering and Dean Karen Hanna of the College of Environmental Design. Also attending will be some notable business leaders from industries such as civil engineering, water management, public works and several other professions.
The Lt. Governor will visit all 23 California State University campuses by the summer of 2008. He hopes that these tour stops will shape public policy to better serve the needs of each state university and the communities that surround them.
“We must invest in our universities and higher education systems in order to produce the workforce needed to sustain California’s economy,” Garamendi said. “The Listening Tour will help me better understand the issues and challenges facing our higher education system. Armed with this information, we will help ensure that California’s economy is not derailed because of the lack of a highly trained and educated workforce.”
The campus community is welcome to attend the event, which will be held Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the CLA Building, Academic Senate Room P2-7.
After Cal Poly Pomona, Garamendi heads to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in July. For more information about the Lt. Governor and the Listening Tour visit www.ltg.ca.gov.