Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation Working Group:

Recruiting and Retaining a More Diverse Community of Students, Staff, and Faculty

 

          Cal Poly’s Partners Preview event which provides participating partner high school students (primarily first generation or underrepresented students) the opportunity to enjoy the full Cal Poly college experience.

Image: Cal Poly’s Partners Preview event which provides participating partner high school students (primarily first generation or underrepresented students) the opportunity to enjoy the full Cal Poly college experience. Photo Credit: Joe Johnston/Cal Poly

 

Background

This working group is studying the issues of recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff from historically under-represented backgrounds at Cal Poly. They are evaluating a broad spectrum of efforts being made in response to Cal Poly’s stated GI 2025 goals, including developing integrative models for both student advising and academic support, removing or reducing barriers to graduation, building a more supportive campus community that promotes a sense of belonging, and developing specific measures to eliminate the achievement gaps.


Recruiting and Retaining Charge Document (pdf)
Last updated: October 15, 2020


 

Co-Chairs

Last updated September 2020
Name Division College/Office

Samson Blackwell

Director, Talent Acquisition

Administration and Finance Human Resources

Debi Hill

Associate Vice President, Equity and Transition;

Director, Disability Resource Center

Administration and Finance Human Resources

Beth Merritt Miller

Assistant Vice Provost

Academic Affairs University Advising

 

Working Group Members

Last updated February 2021
Name Division College/Office

Farah Al-Nakib

Assistant Professor, History

Academic Affairs College of Liberal Arts

Logan Duarte

Access Specialist, Disability Resource Center

Student Affairs -

Allison Elliott

Assistant Director, University Housing

Student Affairs -

Madeline Goalnar Farhani
Student, Mathematics

Academic Affairs College of Science and Mathematics

Melissa Furlong

Director, Outreach and Recruitment

Academic Affairs Admissions

Jerusha Greenwood

Interim Department Head, Experience Industry Management

Academic Affairs College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Jane Lehr

Professor, Ethnic Studies and Women's and Gender Studies

Academic Affairs

College of Liberal Arts

Al Liddicoat

Vice Provost; Interim Dean

Academic Affairs Academic Personnel; Orfalea College of Business

Angela Marino

Administrative Support Coordinator, Student Academic Services

Student Affairs -

Eric Mehiel

Interim Associate Dean, Diversity and Student Success

Academic Affairs College of Engineering

Stern Neill

Interim Associate Dean; Professor, Marketing

Academic Affairs Orfalea College of Business

Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

Associate Dean, Diversity and Curriculum

Academic Affairs College of Liberal Arts

Leslie Torres

Student, Communication Studies

Academic Affairs College of Liberal Arts

Stamatis Vokos

Professor, Physics

Academic Affairs College of Science and Mathematics

Amber Williams

Assistant Professor, Psychology and Child Development

Academic Affairs College of Liberal Arts

Celeste Elizabeth Yoakum

Student, English

Academic Affairs College of Liberal Arts

 

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