SAN LUIS OBISPO – After a 16-year tenure with the Cal Poly Corporation, Starr Lee will be moving on to California State University Monterey Bay to serve as the associate executive director for the University Corporation.

Lee, director, administration and legal, has served as legal counsel to the Corporation since 2001.

Prior to her time at Cal Poly, Lee lived and worked around world spending time in Washington, Dallas, Austin, and Abu Dhabi, as a lobbyist-lawyer, doing management analysis, and serving as a project manager.

During this transition, Will Marchese, Facilities and Capital Projects manager, will be taking over legal affairs and contract administration responsibilities. Marchese is a licensed attorney with a background in contracting, advising and negotiating terms and conditions, and as legal counsel providing general business advice and support. Business operations support, as well as the associated business and finance policy and compliance will be centralized under Dan Banfield, senior director of Business and Finance. Human Resources and employment policies, and related issues will continue to be directed to the office of Human Resources, under Kacey Chun. Corporation administration and governance, board support and policies, and associated CSU and university delegations and policies, will be directed to the corporation’s executive director’s office.

About Cal Poly
Founded in 1901 and part of the renowned California State University system since 1960, Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Known for its Learn by Doing approach, small class sizes and open access to expert faculty, Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community whose 21,000 academically motivated students enjoy an unrivaled hands-on educational experience that prepares them to lead successful personal and professional lives. For more information, visit

About Cal Poly Corporation
Cal Poly Corporation is the non-profit auxiliary organization to Cal Poly, providing self-supporting, innovative, and high-quality services to the university and assisting the institution in achieving its educational mission. For additional information, visit or call 805-756-1451.

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