President Ortiz talks about the basketball playoffs in his weekly video update and also discusses the university’s sustainability efforts, the Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona, a new employee assistance program and an important survey.
The women’s basketball team is the top seed in the NCAA Division II Tournament West Region and will play Alaska-Anchorage this Friday in Kellogg Gym. The No. 3 men’s team has has advanced to the tournament and will play No. 6 Dixie State on Friday at Cal State San Bernardino.
Several years ago, President Ortiz initiated the Climate Commitment and created a task force that developed an action plan toward reducing greenhouse gases. The president has decided to expand the task force’s responsibilities beyond greenhouse gas emissions to include environmental sustainability. In addition, the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies has created a new Sustainability Working Group that will support the task force.
The Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona is nearing its $150 million goal. President Ortiz highlighted donations by men’s basketball Coach Greg Kamansky, Associate Head Coach Damion Hill and head trainer Ruem Malasarn as examples of faculty and staff who are participating in the campaign.
The university is offering a new assistance program for employees called CPPLifeMatters, which provides access to counseling and professional care.
President Ortiz also encouraged the campus community to participate in the brand awareness and perception survey that he emailed out last week. The survey will help the university plan for continued improvements, and prizes are offered to participants.
To read the entire video message, download a PDF of the transcript.