Wrap-up of fall 2012 CSU, CPP news

Wrap-up of fall 2012 CSU, CPP news


The opening of the College of Business Administration (CBA) building, Prop 30 and the appointment of Timothy White all made an impact on Cal Poly Pomona this fall, along with more news affecting the campus community. During the quarter it’s easy to get busy and miss out on hearing what’s going on, but it’s important to be informed so that you can make changes in your community.

Here’s a recap of some of the most important news to know, in case you missed some:

Cal Poly Pomona
1. CBA complex opened for fall classes
Cal Poly Pomona and the campus community celebrated the College of Business Administration complex opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Sept. 21 with more than 600 in attendance. The university paid special attention to energy efficiency in the construction and in recognition it has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. This makes the complex the only state-funded project on campus to receive LEED certification.

2. Veterans resource center gives students a new home
A new Veterans Resource Center opened on campus and gives student veterans a home away from home. Students can get valuable help in completing their degrees at the center, located on the second floor of the CLA building, with help answering questions about financial aid, registration, orientation and military benefits.

3. Student Success Fee proposed
The University asked for student input on a student fee called the Student Success Fee which, if approved, would be put to use for student resources and extracurricular opportunities. Open forums were held and students provided feedback concerning the fee which would start at $74/quarter, effective Fall 2013 and be tiered over three years. For more information on the Student Success Fee, visit www.csupomona.edu/~studentsuccessfee.

California State University
4. Timothy White appointed as new Chancellor
The CSU Board of Trustees selected Timothy P. White, chancellor of the University of Riverside, to replace outgoing chancellor Charles B. Reed at the end of December. White already has been showing what his leadership will look like by asking the Board to reduce the state-funded portion of his salary by 10 percent.

5. Prop 30 passed, saving the CSU from huge cuts
Before the Nov. 6 election, ASInside brought you info on how Prop 30 would have an impact on your education and ASI student leaders diligently spread the word as well. With passage of the proposition the CSU system reversed the tuition increase that took effect this fall.

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