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Cal Poly Pomona (CPP) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture.

The College of Agriculture is one of four colleges of agriculture in the California State University system and the only one located in Southern California.  It is the sole provider of comprehensive agricultural programs focusing on the needs of the $1 trillion Southern California economy and its 21 million people. The College provides a unique integrative approach to agricultural education that recognizes the strong disciplinary interdependencies related to professional orientation and culture, basic societal needs, lifestyles, and social and environmental responsibility.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean heads a college leadership team consisting of an Associate Dean, five Department Chairs, staff, tenure-track and temporary faculty, and an annual state budget of approximately $7 million with additional grants and enterprise revenue. This includes management/oversight of 5 academic departments (Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Apparel Merchandising & Management, Human Nutrition & Food Science, and Plant Science), the College Farm (Pine Tree Ranch, Chino Farm, livestock units, field labs), the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, AGRIscapes and Norco Ranch.

The Dean will be an inspiring and innovative leader who will foster an environment conducive to academic quality, collegiality, creativity, open discussion, and an appreciation for ethnic, cultural, and social diversity. Within the College, the Dean promotes collaboration, team building, and active involvement with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community. Candidates should have a proven capacity to lead the College in growing its research culture, grants and contracts, and industry partnerships. (A more complete ‘Position Description’ can be found at

Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) System, and one of only a few such institutions nationally.  Located 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the University is in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions of the country. The University is noted for its scenic and historic 1,700-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, located within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The University’s 25,000 ethnically diverse students are enrolled in 52 baccalaureate and 31 master’s degree programs, 30 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Approximately 1,200 faculty members are actively engaged in innovative teaching, research and creative activities.  For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.cpp.edu

While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, this search is on a rapid timeline and interested parties are encouraged to send their materials to our consultant at the address listed below by February 16th to assure optimal consideration.  Application materials should include a current curriculum vitae  and statement of interest that demonstrates required qualifications and experience.

Cal Poly Pomona Dean of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture Search

R. William Funk & Associates

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300

Dallas, Texas 75219

Email:  [email protected]

Fax: 214-523-9067

~California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer~




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Posted: 12/14/2017
Application Due: 2/12/2018
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