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The College one of four colleges of agriculture in the California State University (CSU) 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 aims to be a national leader in urban and sustainable agriculture. The College provides a unique integrative approach to agriculture-related undergraduate and graduate programs that recognizes the strong disciplinary interdependencies of 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 leads a college  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 the Agribusiness & Food Industry Management/Agricultural Science, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Apparel Merchandising and Management, Nutrition and Food Science, and Plant Science departments, 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.  The Dean promotes collaboration, team building, and active involvement with the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the community. The next Dean will develop a vision for the college with a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for the breadth of 21st century agriculture and closely related fields.

.  Candidates should have a proven capacity to lead the College in growing its research culture, grants and contracts, and industry partnerships

Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus 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 January 18, 2019 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: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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