Three finalists for Cal Poly president job named

The California State University today named three finalists for the president position at Cal Poly.

Each of the three finalists will spend a day on campus next week meeting faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community.

  • Sona K. Andrews, provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of geosciences, Boise State University, will visit the campus on Monday.
  • Carlo Montemagno, dean and professor of engineering education, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, will visit the campus on Tuesday.
  • Steven R. Angle, provost and professor of chemistry, Wright State University, will visit the campus on Wednesday.

An open forum will be held daily for the campus community from 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Laboratories at Cal Poly. The public is welcome to the forum.

The new president will succeed retiring president Warren J. Baker who has led the university since 1979.

The CSU Board of Trustees will interview the three finalists at a special board meeting June 2 and name the new Cal Poly president later that week.

The trustees will set the president's salary at a subsequent board meeting, and the new president would begin later this summer, according to Cal Poly officials.

--Nick Wilson