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Chairman of Raytheon and Retiring Apple CFO to Lead Cal Poly Foundation

Members of the Cal Poly Foundation elected William Swanson, chairman of Raytheon Co., to serve as the new chairman of the foundation’s board of directors. In addition, Peter Oppenheimer, retiring senior vice president at Apple who served as the company’s CFO for 10 years, was elected to serve as vice chairman of the board. Swanson, a 1973 graduate of Cal Poly in Industrial Engineering, has been a member of the Cal Poly Foundation board since its founding in 2006. He previously served as the board’s vice chair. Oppenheimer, a 1985 graduate of Cal Poly in Agricultural Business, also has been a member of the Cal Poly Foundation board since its inception. “We are thrilled to have William Swanson and Peter Oppenheimer serve as leaders of the Cal Poly Foundation,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “They are two extraordinary individuals, and their experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset to the foundation and the entire Cal Poly community.”
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Cal Poly Announces New Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Andrerw ThulinAndrew Thulin — an alumnus of Cal Poly’s animal science department and 16-year veteran of its faculty — has been appointed dean of the university’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences. Thulin has served as interim dean of the college since July 2013. Prior to that, he led the college’s Animal Science Department for 15 years. “Andy brings a proven track record of successful leadership and strong relationships with industry partners to this role,” Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong said. “He knows the power of Learn by Doing from the perspective of a student and a faculty member. His background makes him uniquely qualified to lead the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences into the future.”
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