Corporation Corner

Throughout the year Cal Poly Corporation staff spend thousands of hours leading projects, developing and streamlining programs, policies, concepts and services, and creating awareness of this work – all focused on delivering continuous improvement and an elevated experience for our students, faculty and staff. Corporation Corner is our opportunity to keep you apprised of that work, to update you and offer insight into what is happening at the Cal Poly Corporation as we Deliver the Difference to Cal Poly.

Employees Find Success Going Back to School

Shortly after the Great Recession and several years of work in low-paying jobs, Silvia Ramirez made herself a promise: she would get her degree, which would give her the opportunity to advance in her career. Ramirez, a lifelong Oceano resident who joined Cal Poly...

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July New Hires

July has been busy as the Corporation ramps up and prepares for the return of students and staff for the start of the academic year. This month Campus Dining hired a veteran chef and Marketing and Communications picked up a new web developer to help create a beautiful...

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Return-to-Campus Roadmap Top 10

This month began the implementation of the Corporation’s Return-to-Campus Roadmap, the plan that will guide us through the phased transition back to in-person work for some and continued telework for others. With details about the teleworking pilot, vaccine and face...

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Summer 2021 Quarterly Update

Hello friends and colleagues,  Thank you for taking a couple minutes to join me for an update. This is the first of many quarterly updates that I plan to share with everyone going forward. We have just put an extremely challenging and unprecedented academic year...

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2020-21 Highlights and Accomplishments

The 2020-21 academic year will be remembered for so many different reasons, some obvious, others not so much. Through it all however, Corporation employees continued to show up every day to perform, and get the job done. Below are some of the highlights of the past...

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June New Hires

June is a busy time at the Corporation as everyone works towards a successful end of the academic year and plans start coming to fruition in preparation for fall. This June in particular has been a busy month for hiring new employees. This month we welcome three new...

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Outstanding Student Employees

Each year student employees help to drive the Corporation forward in creating a better campus experience. With 2,785 CPC student employees on the clock, this past year was no exception. Here are some of the graduating students who helped the Corporation deliver the...

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Letter from the CEO

In January I could not have imagined I would be issuing my final update as Cal Poly Corporation CEO in the midst of a global pandemic. I could not have foreseen that all in-person events would be canceled, spring quarter meal plans refunded, Campus Dining closed for...

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Work Continues Through COVID-19

Since early March the Corporation has been working closely with university partners to ensure that all essential services could continue as safely and seamlessly as possible. Campus Dining adapted new safety protocols, the University Store increased online sales,...

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Face Coverings Now Required on Campus

As of June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health has mandated that people must wear face coverings when outside their homes in specific circumstances. There are also exceptions to the new rules. The state mandate applies to the Cal Poly campus and...

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Cal Poly Corporation names new CEO

Cody VanDorn was named the next chief executive officer of the Cal Poly Corporation in early June following a nationwide search. VanDorn has served as the executive director of Strategic Business Services at Cal Poly for the last five years. During that time, he led...

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CPC Welcomes new Board Members

“The Cal Poly Corporation Board of Directors appointed three new members during its annual meeting on Friday, June 12. The new appointees include the university’s vice president for Research and Economic Development, an esteemed community business leader and an...

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CPC Thanks Outgoing Board Members

The Corporation Board of Directors said good bye and thanked three outgoing board members with gifts and commendations during the annual meeting on Friday, June 12. Deputy Athletics Director Nick Pettit served as the vice chair on the CPC Board for the last five...

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Vista Grande Construction Updates

The new Vista Grande dining complex is scheduled for completion at the end of July. Plans are well-underway to move Campus Dining staff and operations into the new facility beginning in August to get it ready for food production work in whatever capacity is needed...

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Help is Available

The past four months have brought unprecedented change to our campus and our lives. We are all working through this COVID-19 outbreak in our new capacities, many working remotely from home as we continue to support the university. This is a stressful time and CPC...

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Building 19 Renovation

Building 19, the building that has served as Cal Poly’s primary food service and production facility for the past 60 years is in line for a major renovation. Following the opening of Vista Grande this summer, staff will begin the process of decommissioning Building 19...

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