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Chief Executive Officer

Application Deadline: 02/06/2020

Organization: Cal Poly Corporation

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Salary: -

Website: http://www.calpolycorporation.org

Contact Details:

The Cal Poly Corporation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process/until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/7373. Electronic submission of materials is required.

Deborah Hodson and Jaime Morgen

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905

Organization Details

Cal Poly Corporation

Search for the Chief Executive Officer

San Luis Obispo, CA

Cal Poly Corporation (the Corporation) is a duly recognized 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit corporation and auxiliary organization of the California State University System, serving and supporting the educational mission of California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). The Corporation seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial and experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this substantial and complex operation into its next evolution of ambitious plans for the future. With annual revenues in excess of $100 million and over $200 million in assets, the Cal Poly Corporation employs over 230 full-time employees as well as over 3,200 part-time and student employees and generates revenue in excess of $93 million annually with assets of over $165 million.

Reporting to Cal Poly’s Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance and serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the Administration and Finance Senior Leadership Team, the CEO will provide innovative leadership and vision for Cal Poly Corporation-administered programs, services and facilities. To this end, the CEO will be instrumental in developing and leading key partnerships with the University, alumni and public/private industry to enhance resources and services in support of the University’s mission.

To learn more about Cal Poly Corporation, please visit: http://www.calpolycorporation.org

The CEO will lead the Cal Poly Corporation to be a key partner to the President and the University at a pivotal and ambitious time, and will be expected to balance strategic and visionary thinking with the detailed and pragmatic focus necessary to address the following opportunities:

  • Enhance the role of the Corporation as a key strategic partner to Cal Poly
  • Leverage existing and new relationships with University partners
  • Lead the Corporation’s overall operational strategy and ensure its integrity and effectiveness
  • Energize and develop Corporation staff and employees


Required Qualifications

EEO Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.