Spring 2017 - vol. 2

Provost's Message   
Dr. Sylvia Alva
Dear Colleagues:

Please join me in saying thank you and farewell to Dean Mary Holz-Clause. Dean Holz-Clause came to Cal Poly Pomona in July of 2014. During her time as dean she was appointed to the California State Board of Food and Agriculture. I have appreciated her hard work and dedication as dean of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture, and wish her the best of successes in her new role as the Chancellor at the University of Minnesota Crookston.
If you would like to attend her farewell party, please RSVP by June 9, 2017. If you are interested in sharing a special memory or story at the event, please contact Lisa Kessler at (909) 869-2203 or lakessler@cpp.edu  

Thank you & Welcome
Interim Dean Lisa Kessler

Lisa Kessler has been appointed as interim dean for the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture. Kessler has been associated dean since July 2013. Working closely with Dean Holz-Clause, she has managed the dean's office and college staff, overseen personnel issues, managed facilities and space and worked directly with enrollment, curriculum and semester conversion. I thank Lisa for her willingness to serve the College in this interim capacity.

"I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to serve the Huntley College of Agriculture in this capacity. Cal Poly Pomona is a very special place with innovative, humble, passionate students.  I look forward to working with the wonderful faculty and staff in the College to fulfill our mission," Lisa Kessler.