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Your Impact Magazine 2018

YOUR IMPACT - The College of Liberal Arts Magazine

Dear CLA Alumni and Friends:

Kathryn Rummell

As many of you may know, Doug Epperson retired as dean of the College of Liberal Arts this past August, and I will serve as the interim dean while the university completes a search to hire the next dean of the college.

I came to Cal Poly as an English professor in 1997 and have served as the chair of the English Department since 2008. I am honored to temporarily step into the role of dean, and I look forward to working with our excellent faculty, staff and students in the coming year to continue building on Dean Epperson’s successes.

I am also thrilled for the opportunity to get to know some of the donors who make the work we do in the college possible. In this publication, you will read about friends of the university who contributed $2 million to support an exciting new space on campus, the Expressive Technology Studios. You’ll also read about three remarkable students who have benefited from scholarships and a group of donors who bring faculty ideas to life by providing additional funding.

As you’ll see in our By the Numbers section, we rely on donations of all sizes to sustain the culture of innovation and excellence that makes us so proud of Cal Poly. You can make a difference with any amount, and I hope you will continue to support the college.

Kathryn Rummell
Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Cal Poly supporters Felicia and Jack Cashin


Building the Expressive Technology Studios

A donation from Jack and Felicia Cashin helps fund a new interdisciplinary space for creative and technological experimentation.

A Circle of Giving

Forward-thinking donors back faculty projects geared toward student engagement. 

Supporting Student Opportunities 

Scholarship recipients share their stories.

Elizabeth Esparza

Cal Poly CLA Circle of Giving recipient faculty with student


By the Numbers

A numerical snapshot of giving to the College of Liberal Arts.

Giving Back

Special thanks to the Dean’s Advisory Council, a group that identifies the areas where your donations can make the biggest impact.  

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