Implemented Planon integrated work management system
A modern, cloud-based system with robust customer and departmental tools.
This past year has been one of constant change, challenge and adaptation for all of us. The teams throughout Administration and Finance have consistently risen to the occasion – providing critical leadership and support to ensure campus health and safety and to provide essential services.
The following report offers a glimpse into some of the vital ways in which A&F staff have kept the campus moving forward and the work that took place throughout the 2020-21 academic year.
In March 2020, the Emergency Operations Center fully activated, bringing together a team of roughly 50 employees from across campus to plan and coordinate the university’s response to the pandemic.
The first of two COVID-19 testing clinics opened in October 2020 at the Performing Arts Center as a preventative measure to more quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic individuals.
An Early Exit program launched in September 2020 as a mitigation strategy to offset the university‘s budget deficit and to potentially minimize future cuts.
March 2021, the Cal Poly Corporation opened a COVID-19 Help Center to answer students questions about the asymptomatic testing program and how to comply with university requirements.
After 516 days of leading the university’s strategic response through the pandemic the Emergency Operations Centers deactivated on June 30.
Facilities partnered with student-run University Graphics Systems for signs that show people how to get around campus buildings while maintaining social distance, among other things.
Facilities Operations' Plumbing Shop aided the campus safety effort by advising and determining the most effective locations to set up sampling stations for the COVID-19 wastewater surveillance project.
Facilities conducted more than 600 HVAC assessments and purchased more than 800 MERV 13 filters to increase air circulation and filtering.
Cal Poly transitioned to a faculty-developed saliva-based surveillance test and on-campus laboratory enabling faster processing.
Campus Dining opened a $39 million, three-story, LEED Gold Certified facility that houses seven new dining venues and a neighborhood market in time for the start of the academic year.
Grant to improve Public Safety communications
Lean champions were developed to support continuous improvement
Budget gap closed through various budget mitigation strategies
In the CSU to a establish a University Audit Committee
A&F has implemented new platforms to streamline the tangible, hands-on work that staff perform every day with digital tools that are more flexible and adaptive than before.
A modern, cloud-based system with robust customer and departmental tools.
This holistic travel program increases efficiency, transparency, convenience and reporting.
Transformed the way the university manages the procure-to-pay process.
Procurement led a project between ASI and SESLOC to secure a banking partnership for students, faculty and staff. SESLOC will provide $40,000 in event sponsorship, a $10,000 a year scholarship fund, paid internships, 10,000 a year in Mustang News advertising and more.
Strategic Business Services helped Cal Poly join this CSU-wide program that provides standardization of vehicles, reduced costs on vehicles and parts, offer extended warranties, as well as internship, scholarship and sponsorship opportunities and sustainability initiatives.
Administration and Finance provided ongoing campus-wide communications about university finances and audits. A financial transparency website and Audit and Consulting Services website were created to provide increased transparency of the University’s finances and audit details.
Cal Poly partnered with San Luis Obispo County, Dignity Health, Tenet Healthcare and RRM Design Group in March 2020 to quickly transform the Cal Poly Recreation Center into an alternate care site for COVID-19 patients.
Cal Poly partnered with San Luis Obispo city and county, as well as other local and statewide entities to provide facilities, services and programing for the memorial ceremony for San Luis Obispo Police Detective Luca Benedetti.
Facilities Planning and Capital Projects managed the construction of this $125 million, LEED Gold certified facility throughout the pandemic and ensured work continued on schedule.Learn More
Just in time for the start of a new academic year, this student-focused facility opened. The JUSTIN and J. Lohr Center for Wine and Viticulture offers a 16,655 sq. ft. winery building, a 13,574 sq. ft. Grange Hall, state of the art labs, and faculty and student offices.Learn More
The new LEED Gold certified Vista Grande Dining Complex opened on Sept. 3. The three-story facility houses six new dining venues on the second floor, as well as a market, premium deli and Jamba on the first floor.Learn More
This project creates new design standards for a comprehensive campus-wide wayfinding program, including updated maps, parking signs, building identification markers, and special events signage.Learn More
The Mustang Golf Academy is the new home to Cal Poly golf programs. The new facility includes 2,400 square feet of floor space, two covered hitting bays, coaches’ offices, a team lounge and refueling station, club storage space and bathrooms.Learn More
Featuring a tropical house, desert house, cool tropical house, a propagation greenhouse and research greenhouses, and a living wall, the Cal Poly Plant Conservatory finished construction earlier this year.Learn More
This $9.4 million, 10,679 square foot, two story building opened in time for the spring baseball season. The facility includes a multi-purpose room, locker room, athlete lounge and kitchen, sports medicine room, and an academic center.Learn More
With this grant, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability aims to increase beverage container recycling and promote other sustainable programs.LEARN MORE
Facilities received approval for the Water Reclamation Facility concept. This facility will help the campus meet its long-term water and wastewater goals in expanding campus infrastructure as noted in the 2035 Master Plan.LEARN MORE
Campus Dining adopted valid-fill technology at fountain drink machines and gave reusable tumblers to first-year students.LEARN MORE
Facilities Management & Development, Customer Services Manager Jessica Hunter was recognized with an Outstanding Staff Award in 2020 for the countless hours she puts in to assist the department with a positive public facing appearance.
Director of the Department of Emergency Management Anthony Knight was recognized with an Outstanding Staff Award for his work coordinating the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Director of University Budget and Fiscal Planning David Valadez is participating in this year-long online leadership development program for high-potential finance and business staff at colleges and universities.
On Dec. 14, three years after starting the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) program, Procurement Specialist Michele Winterfeldt received the Universal Public Procurement Certification.
Cindy Lowe was recognized by Steve Relyea, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for her diligent work in reporting security issues surrounding L1 data.
Lori Serna, John Buerger and Justin Vastine presented on how the Student Accounts Office utilized lean principles and a Learn by Doing philosophy to increase customer satisfaction, improve financial transparency, and decrease service times.
Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability was recognized in the Water Efficiency/Site Water Quality, and Partnerships, Communications and Planning Committee categories.
Transportation and Parking Services exceeded the National Standard of Excellence in offering exceptional options and benefits to those who commute to campus.
The Cal Poly Corporation marketing and communications department was awarded three platinum awards, four gold awards and five honorable mentions for campaigns promoting A&F, Campus Dining and the Corporation.