In this week’s video message, President Ortiz discusses the university’s partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a relationship that started in 1949. The foundation has supported the campus in many ways, most recently with the $42 million challenge grant and the new W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library.
Last week, the campus hosted the entire Kellogg Foundation Board for its regularly scheduled meeting.
“The board had an opportunity to meet with some faculty, staff and students, especially those who have benefited from the $42 million challenge grant,” Ortiz says. “It could not have gone better, and I want to extend my thanks to Sterling Speirn and Jim McHale for letting Cal Poly Pomona host the meeting. It was a great experience and reinforced how fortunate we are.”
The video message also highlights some guest speakers who will be coming to campus. This week, Roger Beachy will kick off the Kellogg Distinguished Lecture Series in his talk about sustainable agriculture. Next week, Cornel West, a well-known author, professor and public intellectual, will discuss social justice and civil rights. Also, UCR professor Andrea Smith will discuss anti-violence against Native Americans and women as part of a series sponsored by the Hugh O. La Bounty Endowed Chair.
To read the entire message, download a PDF of the transcript.