In his weekly video message, President Ortiz talks about athletic department news and campus safety.
Nearly 1,500 fans turned out on Saturday to see the men’s basketball team beat Cal State Monterey Bay, 74-49, in the Homecoming game. It was the team’s 12th straight victory, improving its record to 21-1 and earning its fifth consecutive conference championship.
Also this weekend, the track and field teams excelled at the Triangular Meet against UC San Diego and Claremont Mudd Scripps. The women’s team had eight first-place finishes, while the men finished first in three events.
Last week, the athletics department announced the hiring of a new men’s soccer coach, Yossi Raz. He comes to Cal Poly Pomona from Cal State Northridge, where he was one of the nation’s top assistant coaches.
President Ortiz also addresses campus safety, noting that he has heard students, faculty and staff express concerns after the Newtown, Conn. shootings. University police have drafted guidelines for sheltering in place during an active shooter situation. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also has created a video that illustrates what to do during such as situation.
In addition, Ortiz encourages departments to contact Debbi McFall, the university’s emergency services coordinator, if they have concerns about safety procedures. Everyone shares the responsibility for keeping the campus safe. If you or anyone you know might be a danger to you, themselves or others, please contact PolyCares.
Other news highlighted by President Ortiz:
- Cal Poly Pomona has received a $325,000 grant to expand campus mental health services.
- “Star Trek” star George Takei will speak on campus Tuesday about social media and social justice.
- Ian Wilmut, one of the researchers who created Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996, will speak on campus Thursday.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.