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New president appointed at Cal Poly Pomona

New president appointed at Cal Poly Pomona

A veteran California State University administrator was named Wednesday as the new president of Cal Poly Pomona.

Soraya M. Coley will become the sixth president of the 20,000-student campus, succeeding J. Michael Ortiz, who is retiring in December after 12 years as president.

She will be the first woman to serve as president at either of Cal State's two polytechnic campuses, in Pomona and San Luis Obispo.

Coley, 63, currently is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal State Bakersfield. 

"Cal Poly Pomona is one of the most renowned institutions in the west and has a long and rich history of providing the highest quality education to a...