June 3, 2023
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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo gets largest donation in CSU history


Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has received the largest donation in CSU history from William and Linda Frost, according to a news release from the university.

CSU Chancellor Timothy White, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and College of Science and Mathematics Dean Phil Bailey will announce the amount of the historic gift in a special ceremony on May 3.

The Frosts made a donation that “will transform undergraduate research at Cal Poly,” according to the news release.

The school said that the gift “will play a leading role for years to come in helping the university produce innovative, workforce-ready professionals whose work will solve real-world problems and make significant, lasting impacts.”

The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. May 3 at Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly.

In 2016, Cal Poly received a pledge of $20 million from the Frosts to go toward construction of a planned multidisciplinary undergraduate research and technology center on campus.

William Frost is a 1972 Cal Poly graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. Linda Frost earned a degree in biology from San Jose State University.