In his weekly video address, President Ortiz shares a budget contingency plan that manages a possible $1 billion cut to the CSU in state funding, equating to a $50 million budget reduction at Cal Poly Pomona. The contingency plan, which was presented at the CSU Board of Trustees meeting last week, includes waitlisting applicants for next winter and spring quarters and raising tuition fees.
“The Chancellor noted that there are no good options with an all-cuts budget – only painful choices that would have to be made to preserve the institution,” Oritz says.
The video message includes some good news. Ortiz announces a $3 million bequest from longtime university supporters Steve and Marian Dodge. The gift will advance the study of modern architecture in the College of Environmental Design.
In addition, Ortiz highlights the accomplishments of the baseball team, track & field team, Greek community and engineering students. He also encourages the campus community to attend open forums for the chief information officer position, as well as the theatre department’s production of “Oedipus El Rey.”
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.