Office of the Chief Executive Officer


For 80 years, Cal Poly Corporation has served as Cal Poly’s strategic partner in creating a nationally ranked university with a reputation for combining academic expertise with hands on experience.

This Learn by Doing philosophy is core to what drives Cal Poly and the purpose for which the corporation was created.

And now, as the campus looks to the future and expanding its role in creating opportunities for students and faculty alike, the corporation is poised to support Cal Poly in every way.

One way that we are filling this role is by building a better dining experience. Construction is well-underway on the new LEED-certified Vista Grande dining complex. This state-of-the-art facility will help us exceed the needs and expectations of our growing residential campus community.

We are also continuing to create opportunities by growing our academic and research support through our Sponsored Programs and Economic Development office. Some of the current projects include monitoring eelgrass in Morro Bay, working on a project to increase participation levels of low-income, first-generation students in postsecondary education, and exploring ways to expand Cal Poly’s connection with the local tech community.

To put it mildly: It is an exciting time to be a Mustang.

Now as we move forward and as Cal Poly strives to continually deliver an unrivaled Learn by Doing education, the corporation will be there to provide innovative solutions and support.

Lorlie Leetham, C.P.A.

Chief Executive Officer, Cal Poly Corporation