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Apr 29, 2014
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

The California State University (CSU) Chancellor, Timothy P. White, and Board of Trustees are seeking an experienced individual with exceptional leadership skills to become President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona).

Established in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona settled in its current location on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County in 1956 after W.K. Kellogg deeded his winter ranch home to the state, and the university continues to benefit in many ways from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation’s generosity. Cal Poly Pomona gained University status in 1972. As one of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) System, Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university with a diversity of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences and professional disciplines and is well known for its learn-by-doing philosophy. The University’s 21,000 undergraduates and 1,500 post baccalaureate students come from California as well as 49 other states and 120 countries, with over 130,000 alumni. U.S. News & World Report ranked the University as the tenth most diverse in the nation and Cal Poly Pomona is also known to offer one of the best values in higher education among universities that blend excellence and affordability. Designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Cal Poly Pomona is in the top 25 colleges awarding baccalaureate degrees to Hispanics. The University offers 52 undergraduate degree programs, 27 master’s degree programs, 11 credential programs and one doctorate in educational leadership, as well as many other excellent educational and personal development opportunities for its students.

Cal Poly Pomona recognizes that students who solve classroom problems today have an advantage solving real world problems tomorrow. Quality teaching remains the faculty’s top priority, creating opportunities for students to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, collaboration in research and participation in valuable internships and service learning programs. As a result Cal Poly Pomona’s graduates are sought after as strong practitioners, integrative thinkers and model leaders and are among the Top 20 in the nation in terms of mid career salaries.  Cal Poly Pomona is committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service to the people of California and the world.

The President leads the institution by managing the human, financial and physical resources to fulfill the state’s mission. Working in collaboration with internal and external constituencies, the President provides overall leadership and direction for the University and is expected to nurture and expand its academic reputation and to plan and chart the future course of the campus. The President is expected to symbolize the best qualities of the institution, and represents the campus interest within the CSU system, with local, sate and national legislative bodies, with the state and national higher education community, and with surrounding communities. The President is called upon to secure extramural funds to support the state and University’s educational mission.

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Resume screening begins on May 12, 2014. Please submit letters of interest (not to exceed three pages) with current resumes, as well as nominations, at Electronic submission of materials preferred.

David Bellshaw and Deborah Hodson, Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA  94111
Fax: 415.655.4905. For a confidential inquiry, contact Cati Mitchell at 415.655.4913

The University is committed to cultural diversity and it is expected that the successful candidate will further this commitment. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.