Jeffrey Armstrong named president of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2010
Jeffrey D. Armstrong, an educator at Michigan State University, has been named president of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, officials announced Wednesday.
Armstrong, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and professor of animal science at Michigan State, will assume his new post Feb. 1. He succeeds interim President Robert Glidden, who joined the campus in August after the retirement of Warren J. Baker, who had been president since 1979.
Armstrong was one of three finalists for the position at the institution on California's Central coast. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system.
“Dr. Armstrong’s outstanding academic credentials, leadership abilities and strong grounding in agriculture and science will be tremendous assets to the university and community as it moves forward,” Roberta Achtenberg, chairwoman of the Cal State Board of Trustees' presidential search committee, said in a statement.