“The Boswell Ag Tech Center will provide much needed laboratories and research space to partner with industry to conduct applied research.” — Andy Thulin
Boswell Ag Tech Center Momentum is growing to build Cal Poly’s Boswell Ag Tech Center
endowed faculty position, funding a remodel of the dairy science
the construction of the planned multidisciplinary undergraduate
the Master of Professional Studies in dairy foods program.
as critical donors continue to step forward to pledge support for research and technology center in the heart of campus.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
recently received a $1 million pledge from longtime supporters
Mike and Suzy Leprino, who hope to now inspire others to come forward in support.
The Boswell Ag Tech Center will provide students and faculty
with state-of-the-art teaching and much needed laboratories and research space — expanding the college’s ability to work with more industry partners to solve real-time problems.
“The agricultural landscape is rapidly changing, and Cal Poly’s faculty and students are ready to solve tomorrow’s problems today,” said Andy Thulin, College of Agriculture, Food and
Environmental Sciences dean. “The Boswell Ag Tech Center will
provide much needed laboratories and research space to partner with industry to conduct applied research.”
“We are extremely thankful for the continued generosity and
teaching laboratories, and providing the initial start-up costs for Today, Cal Poly’s Dairy Science Products Technology Center is one of the most advanced academic facilities in the country.
Building a Future The James G. Boswell Foundation kicked off the
fundraising campaign for the Boswell Ag Tech Center with an $8 million commitment. Programming for the building is currently underway.
The Boswell Ag Tech Center will be part of the larger Science and Agriculture Teaching and Research Complex, a 74,517-square-foot building featuring research labs and technology space to benefit Cal Poly’s colleges of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Liberal Arts.
Earlier this year, Cal Poly announced a pledge of $20 million from
alumnus William L. Frost and his wife, Linda, to support the complex.
support of the Leprino family in helping us move one step closer to breaking ground,” Thulin continued.
The Leprino family has long supported Cal Poly’s hands-on
programs — recognizing them as essential components in the training they seek for their employees.
In 2011, the Denver-based Leprino Foods Co, pledged $5 million to support the college’s dairy science program, supporting an
To make a gift or learn more, contact: Russ Kabaker, assistant dean of Advancement and External Relations 805-756-6601