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Cal Poly Names Portland State Administrator as Dean of Orfalea College of Business

Scott Dawson, new dean of Cal Poly's Orfalea College of BusinessScott Dawson, dean of the School of Business and Administration at Portland State University in Oregon, has been named the new dean of Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business. Dawson will begin his new post Aug. 1, 2014. “Scott Dawson is a visionary leader, a skilled administrator, and someone who knows how to bring people together,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “Most importantly, he shares Cal Poly’s commitment to student success and Learn by Doing.” Dawson said, “I am excited about working with the faculty, staff and alumni to develop opportunities that leverage the outstanding people and programs that exist at Cal Poly. The Orfalea College of Business has a long history of attracting talented students who are highly sought after graduation by many of the world's leading companies. I look forward to building relationships with alumni and the business community that will help advance the college to an even higher level of excellence.”
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Cal Poly Ranked No. 7 for Return on Investment among Public Universities Nationwide in PayScale List

Cal Poly ranks No. 7 among the nation’s public universities and No. 33 among all institutions for return on tuition investment, according to a new listing from PayScale.com. The list includes the weighted total cost for a graduate based on in-state tuition rates along with the 20-year net return on investment. For Cal Poly, the total cost is $103,600 and return on investment is $611,700. The 2014 PayScale study looked at 1,310 public, private, religious and secular universities around the nation. “Cal Poly provides Californians with an affordable avenue to a top-shelf education that will pay dividends throughout their lives,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “This latest PayScale listing shows that we are fulfilling our goal of providing students with an opportunity to transform themselves into the workforce-ready professionals and future leaders our world needs — and to do it at an accessible price.”
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