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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.

Kenneth Sanchez has bequeathed a percentage of his estate to Cal Poly Humboldt’s Lowell Diller Wildlife Memorial Scholarship to one day help Wildlife students pay their tuition.

Legacy to Future Wildlife Students

Kenneth Sanchez (‘84, Wildlife) loves saving habitats. He has been helping protect and restore habitats in the United States for over 30 years, and now with a bequest pledge made to Cal Poly Humboldt’s Lowell Diller Wildlife Memorial Scholarship Endowment, he will one day be able to help other Humboldt Wildlife students who are just as passionate about habitat restoration.

Rebecca Beard is on the Privacy Leadership Team at Meta

Protecting Privacy in the Metaverse

Being part of the Privacy Leadership Team at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, which focuses on developing augmented and virtual reality technology, means thinking outside the box.

The rowing team celebrates its national championship title at the White House.

Women’s Rowing Honored at White House

Fresh off their national title victory two weeks ago, the Cal Poly Humboldt Women’s Rowing team celebrated in style with a visit to the White House on Monday, June 12.