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April 6, 2012

Contact: Stacia Momburg

Cal Poly to Host Technology Panel Discussion April 27 as Part of
Annual President’s Cabinet Meeting

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong will host a public meeting titled  “Leveraging Technology to Enhance Student Learning”  from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27, in the Spanos Theatre.

The 9 a.m. session, titled “External Academic Perspectives in Technology,” will feature Tristan Denley, provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and Harrison Keller vice provost for Higher Education and Research at the University of Texas at Austin. They will discuss enhancing student learning through innovative technological practices and advancements in online resources.

At 10 a.m., “Industry Perspectives in Technology” will feature select President's Cabinet members and corporate leaders discussing how technology has changed corporate education and training programs. Bob Reding, retired executive vice president of American Airlines, will explain how cutting-edge technology has enhanced training methods for commercial airline pilots. Tonya Antle, principal, Tanimura & Antle Inc., will discuss her experience with fresh produce production methods and explain how improvements in using technology and online resources improve crop delivery methods and safety measures for agricultural products. Blake Irving, executive vice president and chief product officer for Yahoo! Inc., will moderate the discussion.

The event concludes with “Technology Panel Discussion and Interaction with the Campus Community.” The panel will include Cal Poly faculty, staff and student perspectives. There will be an opportunity for audience participation throughout the morning.

For more information about the April 27 meeting, visit or contact the Office of the President at 805-756-6000 or

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