Women Leading the Way

Leading the Way, published by CSU Leader, marked Women’s History Month by shining a light on the impact and accomplishments of the CSU’s 11 female presidents, including President Soraya M. Coley. “Coley was raised in segregated North Carolina, where she learned that others would evaluate her by a different set of standards,” the article stated. “Those early experiences helped mold Coley’s leadership style, which focuses on valuing others, being authentic, demonstrating integrity and promoting diversity. It is in this context that she takes great pride in the social mobility of Cal Poly Pomona’s graduates and the value they place on their degree.”