• Deputy Chief photo recieving award

    Lead by Doing

    Deputy Police Chief Brenda Trobaugh received the Outstanding Staff award from Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong at the Fall Convocation.

  • Student at the counter smiling

    Lead by Doing

    This fall quarter, Student Accounts launched a Term Payment Plan that will help students pay their registration and tuition fees with three monthly installments.

  • map of routeshowing clockwise traffic flow

    Lead by Doing

    A portion of Canyon Circle is now one-way. Traffic will run two ways to the first entrance of the Canyon Circle Parking Structure, where it will then be one way, clockwise around the loop.

  • Event with attendies mingling

    Lead by Doing

    The Campus Resource Fair and the Health and Wellness Fair – combined this year to bring staff insightful information about the array of resources and support available to Cal Poly employees.

  • student walking away from black mail box wall

    Lead by Doing

    Automated package boxes that alert students via email and allow them to retrieve packages with a QR code, have helped Distribution Services deliver more than 250 packages a day, and saved hundreds of employee hours.

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 human resources office, 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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