Gov. Brown’s 2011 May Revise moved forward with an additional $500 million cut to the CSU, should the tax extensions get rejected. In that scenario, Cal Poly Pomona faces a roughly $50 million budget cut, with difficult decisions in terms of programming, instruction and personnel, Ortiz says. On Tuesday, the president will join Chancellor Reed and other education, business and community leaders in Sacramento to meet with state legislators and advocate against budget cuts.
The president recently informed his cabinet of a change in hiring procedures. Any hire, including replacement positions, must be approved by the President’s Cabinet. This change also affects active searches.
The video message also highlights this year’s outstanding advisors, LEED Silver certification for Phase II of the Residential Suites, chemistry Professor Barbara Burke and the newly crowned Mr. and Miss Cal Poly Pomona.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of a transcript.