In his weekly video message, President Ortiz discusses the economic projections for California and the prospect of the CSU facing about $1 billion in cuts, unless more revenues are part of the final state budget.
“An all-cuts reduction translates to a roughly 40 percent cut in Cal Poly Pomona’s state support and a 25 percent cut of our overall budget,” Ortiz says.”
Cal Poly Pomona will continue its efficiency efforts, but an all-cuts budget would impact programs and personnel, Ortiz says. He encourages the campus community to contact their state representatives in Sacramento to advocate for higher education.
On Tuesday, April 19, there will be a special budget summit on education at Wilmer Amina Carter High School in Rialto. The forum will feature Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, Assembly Budget Chair Bob Blumenfield and Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter.
President Ortiz also highlights two events this week: the competition blood drive and spring career fair. The blood drive, which includes a competition between Cal Poly Pomona and Mt. SAC, takes place Tuesday through Thursday in Ursa Major C. Spring Career Fair is on Thursday in the University Quad.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.