Search to replace Warren Baker at Poly continues
June 3, 2010
Cal Poly will continue searching for a new president. [Tribune]
Three candidates were brought to campus last month as possible replacements for retiring president Warren Baker after an extensive national search. A fourth candidate had withdrawn from consideration before campus visits.
“The board of trustees certainly respects the level of experience the candidates bring to the process,” CSO Chancellor Charles B. Reed said in a statement. “But ultimately we must be confident that the next president be the right fit with the campus and the community.”
One of the three, Dr. Carlo Montemagno from the University of Cincinnati, had taken himself out of the running following the campus visit. The board of trustees didn’t warm to either Dr. Sona Andrews from Boise State University, or Steven Angle of Wright State UIniversity, so the search for a replacement continues.
Baker had been scheduled to retire this month at the end of Poly’s academic year. It is unclear whether he will remain in the position, or if an interim president will be appointed.