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    5 Ventures You Didn’t Know Were Senior Project

    The senior project – a capstone that all seniors must complete, has resulted in community-creating restaurants and life-saving devices. Here’s a list of some successes you may not have known, started on campus. See the projects.

  • Department of Emergency Management awarded $100,000

    The grant will be used to upgrade communications systems and equipment to improve the university’s response capabilities during an emergency event. Learn more about the grant.

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    The Collaboration Behind the New Building 19

    Building 19, the longtime home of The Avenue, and many other Campus Dining facilities, will undergo a major renovation that is the result of years of work and cross-department collaboration. Learn more.

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    The Student Voice in Student Accounts

    Second-year Communications Studies student Mia Chaney works for Student Accounts providing guidance for parents, as well as prospective and current students. She is that friendly voice on the other end of the Student Accounts phoneline. Read More.

Administration & Finance

is the steward of Cal Poly's resources and comprises eight units that fulfill major operational roles for the university. With an annual budget of $101.4 million, A&F is responsible for capital project planning and maintenance of nearly six million square feet of space in the 150 major buildings on campus.

A&F maximizes campus business operations while contracting and procuring $100+ million of goods and services annually. It also oversees the campus police department and Cal Poly Corporation – the university’s non-profit auxiliary organization.


from the staff of Administration & Finance at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As a division dedicated to quality service to the Cal Poly community, we hope that you will find the information on the offerings of the Administration & Finance Division useful.

As you have occasion to use the services of Administration & Finance, we encourage you to offer comments that will assist us in the continual improvement of all that we do to enhance the quality at life of the Cal Poly campus.

Cynthia Vizcaíno Villa

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance, Chief Financial Officer

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