Campus News

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Humboldt is One of the 'Best in the West'

Cal Poly Humboldt is one of the 79 best colleges in the West according to The Princeton Review. The education services company lists Humboldt in the Best in the West section of its “2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”

Dr. Alistair McCrone was Cal Poly Humboldt’s fifth president and the longest-serving in the University’s history.

Loss of President Emeritus Alistair McCrone

We are sad to share news of the loss of President Emeritus Alistair McCrone. Dr. McCrone passed away in Lynnwood, Washington on August 17 at the age of 91. He leaves behind his wife Judith, of 65 years, and two sons Bruce and Craig and their families.

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New Faces in University Leadership

Cal Poly Humboldt recently announced new appointments to the University: Mark A. Johnson, chief of staff; Sarah Long, University controller; and Nick Pettit, executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports for the Lumberjacks.

Mark A. Johnson

President’s Office Names New Chief of Staff

Mark A. Johnson has been appointed Chief of Staff in the President’s Office at Cal Poly Humboldt. He was selected after a national search, and will begin his tenure on August 21.

President’s Distinguished Service Award winners: Keith Flamer, Connie Stewart, Robin Smith

Cal Poly Humboldt Honors Service and Leadership

Cal Poly Humboldt celebrated the recipients of the President’s Distinguished Service Award as well as the naming of Presidents Courtyard at Founders Hall—the University’s most iconic building.

The group, which included Professor Marchand and alum Journee Eib (‘22, Recreation Administration), following the Owyhee River. Photo by Rhiannon Marquis.

A Weeklong Expedition in the Owyhee Canyonlands

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Outdoor Leadership class braved a 13- hour drive to the vast canyons, rolling hills, and wildlife of Oregon’s Owyhee Canyonlands for a student-led backpacking expedition.

Nick Pettit

Dr. Nick Pettit Set to Lead Lumberjack Athletics

On Monday, May 15, 2023, Cal Poly Humboldt President, Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., announced that Dr. Nick Pettit will be the next Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports for the Lumberjacks.

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Professor is Part of First-of-its-Kind Legacy Cannabis Study

Growing under redwood canopies and prohibition, legacy cannabis cultivators cross bred cultivars (plants bred for desirable traits) to create strains such as Blue Dream and Sour Diesel. Popularized in the underground market, these varieties are now some of the best selling strains on the legal market today.


Promising Faculty and Staff Honored

The Executive Committee of the Cal Poly Humboldt Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association (Humboldt ERFSA)  is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards.