• Officer Chad Reiley receives the inaugural CSU lifesaving medal

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    Officer Chad Reiley receives the inaugural CSU lifesaving medal — the fourth highest award issued by the 23-campus CSU — on Wednesday Jan. 23.

  • yakʔitʸutʸu residence halls with basketball court

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    With a project cost close to $200 million, yakʔitʸutʸu houses 1,475 first-year students and is one of the largest Facilities projects ever undertaken at Cal Poly.

  • Marlene Cramer and her team with their 2018 Parking Matters award

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    Associate Director of Parking Services Marlene Cramer (center) and her team (left to right) Cheryl Andrus, Maxime DeJonge, Gaven Hussey, Amy Voorhies and Tara Beecher with their 2018 Parking Matters award.

  • Maureen O’Connor, Administrative Specialist, animated discussion at latest book club meeting

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    Maureen O’Connor, Administrative Specialist, discusses an excerpt from Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank during yesterday's book circle held at University Police Department.

  • 2018 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards

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    Cal Poly sustainability has won 32 Sustainability Best Practice Awards with their newest honor: the 2018 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

  • Cal Poly’s solar farm

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    Located near the California Men's Colony and visible from Highway 1, Cal Poly’s solar farm produces 11 million kilowatt-hours per year, enough to power more than 1,000 homes.

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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