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Cal Poly’s new boss thinks big

By   /   Monday, December 27th, 2010  /   Comments Off on Cal Poly’s new boss thinks big

Incoming Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey Armstrong wants to turn the university into a catalyst for corporate social responsibility.

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Incoming Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey Armstrong wants to turn the Tri-Counties’ second-largest university into a catalyst for corporate social responsibility.

An agriculture veteran with a passion for animal welfare and sustainability issues, Armstrong will take the helm of Cal Poly in February, filling the void left by longtime President Warren Baker’s retirement.

In a recent interview with the Business Times, Armstrong outlined his plans for the 18,000-student school.

“There’s a lot of potential to take what’s happening at Cal Poly in sustainability and move that forward,” he said.

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Marlize van Romburgh covers banking, finance, agricultural and viticulture. She writes a weekly column on commercial real estate and a monthly column on the restaurant industry. Follow her at @marlizevr

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