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BOARD INSIGHTS FEBRUARY

2013

CAL POLY POMONA FOUNDATION, INC.

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Board of Directors Meeting PUBLISHED BY: Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. Inc. Ph: 909-869-2912 Fx: 909-869-4549

WHAT YOU SPEND ON CAMPUS ‌ STAYS ON CAMPUS Surplus funds generated by all Cal Poly Pomona Foundation operations go back to the University to provide financial and facility resources to benefit students, faculty and staff.

February 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel

W-2s are Now Available All W-2s for 2012 have been mailed as of Friday, January 25, 2013. Active Foundation employees may also get their 2012 W-2s online through Kronos Self-Service at https://cppfacweb.fao.csupomona.edu/selfservice/scripts Please contact Payroll Specialist Jennifer DeJolie at (909) 869-2962 for any questions.

Foundation Meets CSU Data Center Compliance foundation.csupomona.edu

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In May 2012 Cal Poly Pomona underwent a Chancellors Office Data Center Operations Audit that culminated in an October report listing multiple findings across the campus. As part of that audit the Foundation had three minor findings regarding its operations. These were mitigated in November and December allowing the Foundation Data Center to be fully compliant by the end of 2012.


Employment Services Updates Upgrade to the Kronos Platform In February 2013, Employment Services will roll out its new version of Kronos. Although employees will not experience any big changes immediately, in the coming weeks they will see new biometrics devices for which to clock-in and out. These new biometrics devices are much more than a simple device intended to capture the image of your fingerprint. These devices are “Touch Terminals” which not only allow for punching in and out using biometrics or time stamp, they also allow a wide range of functionality for employees, such as Employee or Manager Self-Service. These new Touch Terminals allow employees to select the specific language they prefer to use when accessing Self-Service, and also have the capability to show short videos right on the Touch Terminal. We are pleased to bring these enhancements to our employees and hope all will find them beneficial.

Roll Out of Supervisory Training Program In December, Employment Services rolled out the online training platform for supervisory training and it is now in full operation. The initial responses from those employees who have experienced this online training have been very positive. In total, there are over 10,000 training topics within our online training program, which includes more topics than supervisory or management training. Obviously, this is an overwhelming number of topics and as a result, Foundation developed a matrix of topics for which supervisors will enroll, and those topics are determined by the specific level of supervision for a given position. Each course is 60 – 90 minutes in length and there is one topic scheduled per month. There are different learning paths for different levels of supervision, and we are hopeful this approach will create a baseline of supervisory training standards for which all Foundation supervisors will experience, and obviously utilize in their supervisory tasks and activities. Along with the online training, there is also a component of required reading, a component of live presentations (minimum two per year), and the creation of a “Supervisory Round Table.” The Supervisory Round Table is intended to allow supervisory employees to meet in a facilitated group format on a quarterly basis, and discuss a wide range of supervisory issues. While participation in the Supervisory Round Table is completely optional, we expect these twohour sessions to provide very meaningful interaction, dialogue, and shared best practices related to topics on supervision, management, and leadership.

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2012 Accomplishments The Foundation had an incredibly successful 2012. From grand events to elaborate renovations, there are numerous projects that deserve acknowledgment. Here are some highlights from 2012 … Dining Services • • • • • • • • • •

Implemented CaterTrax online ordering system for Kellogg West, Subway, Round Table, and Peet’s Coffee and Tea Renovated the Los Olivos Lobby Implemented online menus for Los Olivos including nutritional analysis Placed LCD menu boards at each platform in Los Olivos with nutritional analysis Implemented Health and Wellness Center and the Grab N’ Go meal program in the Los Olivos lobby Implemented room service at Kellogg West Coordinated NACUFS ChefNet conference in partnership with Azusa Pacific University Opened Einstein Bros Bagels and Qdoba Mexican Grill Opened a Pony Express at the CBA with a first-of-its-kind SelfCheckout Partnered with Sodexo—a dining and facilities company that offers unmatched purchasing leverage, with over 5 billion dollars in purchasing power, and expertise in automated menu management Implemented an innovative recycling initiative with Burrtec Waste Services to include food waste in Los Olivos’ composting program

Employment Services • • • • • • •

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Generated over 27,000 pay checks for our employees - approximately 23,000 direct deposits and 4,000 paper checks. Verified over 864,000 hours for payroll purposes. Generated over 1,900 W2s. Conducted 65 formal recruitments. Processed 726 new hires. Implemented structured training program for supervisors and managers. Conducted Foundation’s first online benefits open enrollment through Kronos self-service.


Marketing • • •

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Welcomed a new member to the team, Amanda Mattox, who graduated summa cum laude from Cal Poly Pomona Organized the largest Hot Dog Caper to date, with over 15,000 hot dogs, 9,000 chips, and 20,000 Pepsi products served Launched HotDogCaper.com, a website where people can get more information about the event, browse through pictures, sign up as a volunteer, and more. Launched BroncoChannel.com, a new Foundation website geared toward new students on campus. Revamped the Bronco Bookstore website Helped launch Einstein’s Bros Bagels and Qdoba Mexican Grill Created a Nutritional Food Options Brochure, which was distributed during the Health Fest Managed a successful Freshmen orientation booth over the summer Designed numerous flyers, banners, and signs to advertise various events, products, food, etc. Bronco Bookstore and CPP Dining Services remain the highest “liked” Facebook pages versus all other CSU bookstore and dining operations Facebook pages. Designed a t-shirt and launched a campaign to sell a limited supply at $7 each. T-shirts were higher in price and in greater quantity over the previous year, but sold out in less than three hours. (Previous year sold out on the second day of sale.) Social Media Marketing efforts helped the Bronco Bookstore receive the “Facebook All-Star Award” by California Association of College Stores. Bronco Bookstore Grad Fair Games campaign was featured in Connect2One Publication by California Association of College Stores. Created “This is Your Moment” graduation video which acquired 1,000+ views in less than one month. Created campaign to celebrate Subway’s birthday. Store recorded the highest one day sales in over nine years. Increased video presence on YouTube. Amount of videos uploaded in 2012: Bronco Bookstore (32), Foundation (6), CPP Dining (6), CPP Village (6), Kellogg West (2), Bronco Channel (5). Launched Coffee & Pastry Giveaway campaign for Kellogg West in order to reach out to campus faculty and staff members. Campaign engaged hundreds of users on Facebook while increasing Kellogg West’s Facebook Audience by 17%. Created a new marketing campaign for CPP Village Leadership Position Applications, which received well over twice as many applicants as the previous year of over 150 people.

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M.I.S. • • • • • •

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Installed Generator, Card Reader, and Fire Suppression System for the Building 55 server room Installed Dameware and Alertus Upgraded the VM System Replaced Enterprise wide UPS batteries and upgraded the Back-up System Hired an IS Analyst and participated in a V-Tech Student intern partnership over the summer Performed a Financial System Business Process Review. As a result the following improvements were made: IFAS Web forms, Database Cleanup, and Hardware Upgrade Upgraded the Employee Services Kronos System to 6.3 Installed new Facilities software called ManagerPlus Performed a Micros Database Clean-up and multiple register migrations Upgraded Dining Services Registers Installed Los Olivos Nutrition Web Terminals and video surveillance system Installed POS Computer infrastructure for Einstein Bros Bagels, the CBA C-Store, and Qdoba Upgraded University Village StarRez system Implemented a Wireless system and Network switch upgrade for University Village Installed Filemaker Mobile device software Installed Kellogg West Smart Conference Room Upgraded RDP and installed VRP at Kellogg West Upgraded cabling and network switch equipment in Building 66 for Bronco Bookstore and leased classroom/office space Participated in a CSU Chancellors Office Data Center Audit.

Financial Systems • • • • •

Welcomed a new team member—Christine He Completed Foundation’s credit card processor migration of 12 merchant IDs and approximately 50 terminal IDs Learned and understood other Financial Services Departments’ processes Made Reconciliation Process improvements Started a process with a new web form

Grants and Contracts • •

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Reviewed 144 proposals/contracts from the Office of Research and Sponsored Program totaling over $50 million in projects. The total amount of post award expenditures and cost sharing documented totaled over $14 million in activity and established 149 new projects totaling over $14 million.


Accounting • • •

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - payments for individuals and vendors Scan EFT forms, Purchase Orders, Fixed Assets-old and new, Purchasing Card Applications, COI, B-Notices Scan Vendor Data Records and attach it to PEUP screen on Bi-Tech

Accounts Receivable •

Developed the IDT webform, which is now in the testing phase. With the implementation of this webform, we are reducing the use of paper, making it more efficient for the approval process, and will allow users access to the back-up documentation when necessary with the click of a button.

Facilities • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Installed cement pads for bike racks at University Village Apartments Installed emergency generator for Foundation MIS Installed web based time clock for CTTi Replaced air conditioning coils for Building 66 Book Store Painted the upstairs offices of Building 66 classrooms Replaced roof for Building 97 Replaced tile in Carl’s Jr. Kitchen Installed new fire suppression system for Building 55 server room Installed backup air conditioning system for Building 55 server room Re-keyed CTTi Buildings A, B, and C Modified building 58 from a storage area into a Bike Station Installed Carbon Monoxide detectors in University Village and Kellogg West. Remodeled Building 55’s kitchen.

Real Estate • •

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Leased eight properties to faculty/staff in 2012; four were Kellogg Tract properties and four were Fair Oaks Walk properties. Sold one Fair Oaks Walk unit to a faculty member in January of 2012, and recently opened two escrows for the sale of two Fair Oaks Walk units. Implemented the rent-to-own program for faculty/staff housing Responded to five requests for proposal from possible build-to-suit tenants at Innovation Village. Currently in negotiations with one of the five. CTTi has several potential tenants we are working with, including one that will take the 10,000 remaining square footage in the project. Real Estate Department has downsized while continuing to offer quality service to our tenants Began process of revamping Innovation Village website Drafted a one-page marketing brochure for Innovation Village

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University Village • • • •

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Hired Technology Coordinator Managed a paperless check-in using mobile technology Renovated the Village Technology Center and Help Desk Installed kiosks with iPads throughout the Village, allowing for students to easily file work orders, complete required forms electronically, and access their student account records Installed wireless internet throughout the Village Opened new study space (The Spot) and computer lab Opened the Community Garden, which was created by the Village Sustainability Committee All units were reorganized with updated missions and staffing structures Purchased and installed Star Rez Housing Management Software Summer conference program doubled in size and revenue from 2011 Implemented first refurbishment of Phase III Student attendance at programs and activities increased significantly Recycled and refurbished 200 sofas for use in student apartments. File Maker mobile technology software is developed for mobile application of Village administrative and housing related systems. Owen Caldwell, Technology Coordinator, lead his team in this effort

Bronco Bookstore •

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Implemented several new programs, including: CSU Rent Digital Skyo Web site compare Store owned rentals Achieved sales and expense budget Awarded Connect2One Facebook All-Star Participated in Affordable Learning Solutions initiatives including increasing textbook rentals and promoting CSU Rent Digital

Kellog West •

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Started renovating the Kellogg West lobby and dining room


CSU Compliance Audit Once every three years, the Office of the University Auditor conducts a compliance audit (internal audit) of the Foundation as directed by the Committee on Audit of the CSU Board of Trustees. The Foundation was notified by e-mail on Wednesday January 23, 2013 that the compliance audit for the period July 2010 through January 2013 will be conducted and a formal letter from the Office of the CSU University Auditor will be sent to the President a few weeks prior to the start of their fieldwork. The fieldwork will begin on Monday, March 25, 2013 and conclude on Friday, April 26, 2013. An entrance conference has been scheduled for Monday, March 25, 2013 and we invite any members of the Audit Committee and the Board to attend. At the entrance conference the CSU auditors will discuss the scope, objectives, schedule, and the process of reporting for the compliance audit. The auditors will interview key personnel and review Federal statutes, California code of regulations, Trustee resolutions, Executive Orders, Campus and Foundation policies/practices, and sound business practices to develop a risk assessment and scope to produce an audit program. Foundation management and staff have started the process of gathering various documents and completing questionnaires in preparation for the audit. These documents will assist the auditors in evaluating internal controls related to the recording of business transactions, safeguarding Foundation assets, compliance with policies, and the promotion of operational efficiency. The auditor’s fieldwork will be followed by an informal exit conference wherein the preliminary findings will be presented for further discussion and clarification. The auditor will then prepare a draft report and a final report within the calendar year that will include the Foundation’s responses and timeline for implementing the corrective action. We will keep you apprised, if necessary, in future articles as this audit progresses.

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Schedule of New Grants, January 31, 2013 Project Title

Awarding Agency

New Awards

College/Division

Project Director

Directed Support of the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

University of Texas, San Antonio

2,500

Business

Dan Manson

Transit Access and Egress via Bicycle Sharing

The Regents of the University of California

30,000

Engineering

Xudong Jia

Trustees of the California State University

320,004

Student Affairs

Doug Freer

State Dept of ED

2,500

Student Affairs

Yvonne Bailey

San Gabriel Valley Science Project NCLB9

University of California, Office of the President

30,448

Science

Nicole Wickler

San Gabriel Valley Math Project NCLB9

University of California, Office of the President

28,850

Science

Greisy WinickiLandman

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

15,000

Engineering

Subodh Bhandari

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

15,000

Engineering

Kevin Anderson

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

15,000

Engineering

James Kang

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

15,000

Engineering

Donald Edberg

Effectiveness of Resource Discovery On University Library Mobile Sites

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

7,155

Library

Suzanna Conrad

Evaluation of Usefulness Lactate Concentrations in Equine Whole Blood

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,500

Agriculture

Yvette S. Nout

CPP Student Mental Health Initiative Prekindergarten and Family Literacy Program (CPKS)

Environmental Gas Monitoring Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Novel Spacecraft Thermal Design Concepts

Radiation-Tollerant Implementation of Delta Sigma Concerter Attitude Control Research for Small Satellites

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Schedule of New Grants Continued ... Project Title

Awarding Agency

New Awards

College/Division

Project Director

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,736

Business

Nancy M. Fan

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,900

Letters, Arts, and Social Science

Claudia Garcia- Des Lauriers

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,736

Letters, Arts, and Social Science

Olga Griswold

Success Breeding Success Through Discounted Wages: The Case of Major League Baseball

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,000

Letters, Arts, and Social Science

Craig Kerr

Recording and Release of a CD featuring World Premiere Performances of Works by Major Composers

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

5,000

Letters, Arts, and Social Science

Nadia ShpachenkoGottesman

Electrospun Membranes for Membrane Distillation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,500

Engineering

Keith Forward

Electrospinning Composite Nanofibers for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

7,200

Engineering

Yong Xue Gan

Is Earnings Management More Likely to Happen for Firms with Global Operation? From the Strategic to the Sacred: A Landscape Approach to Cerro Bernal and Los Horcones, Chiapas Mexico Grammatical Features in Academic Writing: Comparison Among Monolingual and Multilingual Writers

Investigation of Plug-in Electric Vehicle Travel and Charging Behavior

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

9,695

Engineering

Xinkai Wu

Music and Movement for Cognitive and Motor Deficits

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

9,916

Science

Hyun Gu Kang

A Microseismicity Study of the Sierra Madre- Cucamonga Fault Transition

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

10,000

Science

Jascha Polet

Influence of Obesity on Respiratory Muscle

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

4,500

Science

Robert Talmadge

555,140

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2012-2013 Pepsi Scholarship Winners Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. is pleased to collaborate with our partners, the Pepsi Bottling Group and the Collins College of Hospitality, to present deserving student workers a generous scholarship for Winter Quarter. This scholarship is made possible through the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation Dining Services Beverage Contract with the Pepsi Bottling Group. This is the fifth year the scholarships have been awarded. Collins College Hospitality Management full-time undergrads who work in Foundation Dining Services or at Kellogg West are eligible as long as they maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. The application is online at the Collins College website and a onepage essay response to the question “How will your work experience in Foundation Dining Services or at Kellogg West enhance your career opportunities?” is required. Additionally, a current resume and the first page of the unofficial CPP transcript are also required.

The 2012-2013 winners of a $1,000 each scholarship are: •

Ms. Brenna Grabowski—KW Front Desk

Mr. Spencer Horovitz—KW Room Service and Banquet Chef

Ms. Ashley Sanders Lerner—KW Front Desk

Ms. Erica Yates—Los Olivos Cashier

Ms. Jessica Zhang—KW Front Desk

The Collins College Scholarship Committee reviews all applications and selects a maximum of five students to receive a Pepsi Bottling Scholarship. The minimum amount of this non-renewable award is $1,000. The award is made for the Winter Quarter. Students are notified of their selection by e-mail. The Collins College Scholarship Committee members are Summer Pettus, Student Services Coordinator; Belle Lopez, Lecturer; Dr. Ben Dewald, Professor; and Dr. Don St. Hilaire, Associate Professor. The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the Pepsi Bottling Group, and values its special affiliation with the Collins College that allows us to participate in this outstanding benefit to our student employees.

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Back Row From left: Dr. Don St. Hilaire—Scholarship Selection Committee; Dr. Ben Dewald—Scholarship Selection Committee; Belle Lopez—Scholarship Selection Committee; Summer Pettus—Student Services Coordinator; Dr. Andy Feinstein, Dean—Collins College of Hospitality Management; Paul Storey—Executive Director of CPPF Front Row From Left: Ms. Erica Yates—Los Olivos Cashier; Mr. Spencer Horovitz—KW Room Service and Banquet Chef; Ms. Brenna Grabowski— KW Front Desk; Ms. Jessica Zhang—KW Front Desk; Janet Haderer— Education Key Account Manager for Pepsi Beverages Company Missing: Ms. Ashley Sanders Lerner—KW Front Desk


Qdoba’s Welcome Back Party! Tuesday, January 15 was no ordinary day in the Bronco Student Center (BSC). During U-hour, crowds of Cal Poly Pomona students gathered for Qdoba Mexican Grill’s lively Welcome Back Party. The campus community was greeted with music from a live D.J., a raffle, a photo booth, and giveaways, including Qdoba t-shirts, Frisbees, and hacky sacks. Because Qdoba never had a grand opening when it first launched in the fall, this was the perfect time to celebrate—students had just returned from Winter Break for a new year and new quarter. A week before the Welcome Back Party, anybody who made a purchase at Qdoba was given a raffle ticket. Over 2,000 tickets were distributed. On the day of the event, five lucky participants won a gift basket filled with a variety of Qdoba-themed gear and a Bronco gift card. The ultimate grand prize was a mountain bike, which was given to Olivia Glynn, a first-year music student. In the midst of the event, a flash mob erupted in front of Qdoba to the popular song “Gangnam Style” by PSY. While the music echoed throughout the BSC, the student club Ry Guy performed a synchronized dance routine for the nearby crowd. Moreover, the energetic group pushed tables and chairs aside for a moment of breakdancing. There was a lot to celebrate and enjoy during Qdoba’s Welcome Back Party. Qdoba not only offers delectable, customizable food options, but its presence is a campus anomaly; Cal Poly Pomona is one of only six campuses nationwide and the first university in California to have a Qdoba, making this dining venue a truly unique option for the Cal Poly Pomona campus community.

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Have a Happy Retirement, La Vena! After 26 years of working for the Foundation, Accounts Specialist La Vena Reyes has retired. For over two decades, La Vena demonstrated unparalleled dedication and hard work, and has created everlasting memories with her Foundation colleagues. “I’ve worked with La Vena since I started working here 20 years ago,” expressed fellow Accounts Specialist Anna Raynor. “I can’t imagine how it’s going to be without her here. She has been a good and fun coworker, but most of all, a great friend.” Financial Analyst Karen Sandoval describes La Vena as a person with “a positive attitude and outlook on life.” “She will be missed dearly,” voiced Karen. La Vena will miss her Foundation family as well. “Being with them on a day to day basis, we have become so close. Over the years I have been through so much with them all. We’ve had good times and bad times, and have gone through so many ups and downs,” expressed La Vena. “I am going to miss all my friends here at the Foundation.” On Wednesday, January 23, La Vena’s friends, family, and Foundation colleagues gathered in the Foundation offices to celebrate her retirement. It was an amiable affair filled with laughter and tears. During her retirement gathering, Accounts Payable Specialist Carrie Hampton described La Vena as “a woman of integrity” and noted that this characteristic is “something rare.” Her valuable work ethic and affable character will be missed by all. During her retirement gathering, La Vena received a special gift from her Foundation coworkers.

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We will miss you, La Vena!


Changes in University Village Staff The University Village has seen numerous staff changes within the last month. They have had to say goodbye to two Village employees and welcome two others into new positions. Lisa De La Cruz-Caldera, who was the Village’s Assistant Director for Residential Education and Community Standards, accepted a position as Assistant Dean/Community Standards at Stanford University. Ken Fisher, Director of Housing Programs and Services, called her departure “bittersweet,” and stated that she has left a legacy of accomplishments and goodwill. “We of course, wish her well in her new role and appreciate her for her intelligence, balanced approach toward problem solving, kindness, and commitment to the ongoing improvement in the quality of residential life on our campus,” expressed Ken. With every change such as this, an opportunity opens for another professional; David Laxamana, who was Residential Education Specialist for Living/Learning Programs and Professional Staff Development, has been appointed to Assistant Director for Residential Education and Community Standards. “I’m excited that Dave has chosen to accept his new position and associated challenges,” voiced Ken. David’s previous position has been filled by Geovanna Rojas, former Graduate Assistant for Residential Education. The Village also said farewell to Davinah Simmons, their Community Development Specialist. Davinah has started a new journey at Northwestern University in Chicago as an Area Coordinator. Congratulations to all on their new professional opportunities!

Lisa De La Cruz-Caldera

David Laxamana

Geovanna Rojas

Davinah Simmons

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The Big Reveal! After weeks of renovation, Kellogg West is finally ready to show off its new look ‌ From mid-December to early January, Kellogg West’s front desk, lobby, dining room, and lower-level exhibit lounge underwent a major overhaul. These areas now boast a fresh, contemporary appearance with new furniture, artwork, flooring, and paint. Kellogg West will host an open house on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hundreds of curious visitors are expected to attend the event. For more information, call 1.800.KWEST.76.

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The newly-renovated Kellogg West Conference Center and Dining Room ...

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Bronco Bookstore & Affordable Course Materials: 2012-2013 Update Winter 2013 marks mid-way through the second year of the Affordable Learning Initiative, and the second quarter of the CSU Rent Digital program for students. While it’s too early to fully compare results for 2011-2012 to this year, we can definitely report that the bookstore’s participation in the initiative is helping keep costs down for our students. In 2011-2012, Bronco Bookstore’s range of affordable options and buyback program saved students over $1.7 million compared to buying all books new. At the mid-point of the Winter 2013 quarter, the total savings figure for 2012-2013 is already over $1.1 million. We project the total for this year will be at least $2 million.

2011-2012 Summer 11 Fall 11 Winter 12 Spring 12 Total 2011-2012 Summer 11 Fall 11 Winter 12 Spring 12 Total

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Used Savings New Rentals

New Sales

Used Sales

Savings

Used Rentals

Savings

$114,710.70

$91,381.65

$30,460.55

$4,181.10

$2,955.00

$11,666.30

$12,149.00

$1,574,865.53

$628,775.50

$209,591.50

$108,323.50

$64,604.25

$107,075.00

$88,543.25

$1,131,268.75

$526,502.80

$175,500.93

$87,560.91

$47,877.00

$109,543.64

$94,565.00

$829,821.00

$522,019.65

$174,006.55

$47,861.00

$23,871.00

$147,292.75

$131,858.00

$3,650,665.98

$1,768,678.60

$589,559.53

$247,926.51

$139307.25

$375,577.69

$327,115.25

Digital Sales Savings

Buyback

Total Savings

$1,217.30

$811.53

$23,151.00

$69,527.08

$7,306.27

$4,870.85

$199,997.00

$567,606.85

$7,980.84

$5,320.56

$175,822.00

$499,085.49

$9,215.96

$6,143.97

$206,256.00

$542,135.52

$25,720.37

$17,146.91

$605,226.00

$1,678,354.95


2012-2013 (so far)

New Sales

Used Sales

Used Savings

New Rentals

Savings

Used Rentals

Savings

Summer 12 Fall 12 Winter 13

$127,822.90

$101,925.70

$43,682.44

$1,593.50

$790.55

$14,895.55

$16,745.00

$1,520,746.10

$574,850.05

$246,364.31

$93,828.00

$46,662.00

$155,638.00

$112,755.00

$990,264.05

$524,443.00

$282,392.38

$75,011.80

$41,362.00

$158,368.75

$143,309.00

Total

$2,638,833.05 $1,201,218.75

$572,439.13

$170,433.30

$88,814.55

$328,902.30

$272,809.00

2012-2013 (so far)

Digital Sales

Savings

CSU Rent Digital

Savings

Buyback

Total Savings

Summer 12 Fall 12 Winter 13

$1,656.00

$1,104.00

N/A

N/A

$14,969.75

$77,291.74

$10,249.70

$6,833.13

$8,972.50

$13,458.75

$168,614.00

$594,687.19

$6,380.40

$4.253.60

$14,043.00

$21,064.50

N/A

$492,381.48

Total

$18,286.10

$12,190.73

$23,015.50

$34,523.25

$183,583.75

$1,164,360.42

Digital Options: CSU Rent Digital Program Bronco Bookstore has been selling digital books via our Jumpbooks/CourseSmart platform since 2007; however until this year digital textbooks had not really caught on with faculty or students. But in spring 2012, the CSU negotiated with several major publishers and digital textbook companies for steep discounts on digital versions of selected books for CSU students. The result is the “CSU Rent Digital� which was rolled out to students in Fall 2012. So far this year, total digital sales have jumped from $16,500 to $41,300, saving students over $21,000 compared to buying a new printed book.

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Textbook Rentals Rentals continue to be a big part of our strategy for keeping course materials affordable for CPP students. In 2011-2012, rentals saved students $494,364 compared to purchasing books. The average price for new book sales was $61, but the average new rental price was $53. Used rentals saved students even more—the average price for used book sales was $46, but a used rental averaged $31.

Rental Titles

New Rented

New Rental $

Used Rental

Used Rental $

Avg New Rental Avg Used Rental

Summer 11

161

46

$4,181.10

293

$11,666.30

$90.89

$39.82

Fall 11

717

1934

$108,323.50

3510

$107,075.00

$56.01

$30.51

Winter 12

806

1650

$87,560.91

3391

$109,543.64

$53.07

$32.30

Spring 12

880

1010

$47,861.00

4808

$147,292.75

$47.39

$30.63

2564

4640

$247,926.51

12002

$375,577.69

$53.43

$31.29

Summer 12

185

26

$1,593.50

424

$14,895.55

$61.29

$35.13

Fall 12

955

1749

$93,828.00

4995

$155,638.00

$53.65

$31.16

Winter 13

857

1372

$75,011.80

4756

$158,368.75

$54.67

$33.30

1997

3147

$170,433.30

10175

$328,902.30

$54.16

$32.32

Spring 13

New Sold

New Sales $

Used Sold

Used Sales $

Avg New

Avg Used

Summer 11

2159

$114,710.70

1909

$91,381.65

$53.13

$47.87

Fall 11

23296

$1,574,865.53

13873

$628,774.50

$67.60

$45.32

Winter 12

19483

$1,131,268.75

11297

$526,502.80

$58.06

$46.61

Spring 12

14886

$829,821.00

11256

$522,019.65

$55.75

$46.38

59824

$3,650,665.98

38335

$1,768,678.60

$61.02

$46.14

Summer 12

2062

$127,822.90

1634

$101,925.70

$61.99

$62.38

Fall 12

24124

$1,520,746.10

12642

$574,850.05

$63.04

$45.47

Winter 13

17848

$990,264.05

11198

$524,443.00

$55.48

$46.83

44034

$2,638,833.05

25474

$1,201,218.75

$59.93

$47.15

Spring 13

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Used Books Used books make up about 45% of all books sold/rented, though the percentage varies by quarter. Over the past year we have greatly expanded our efforts to purchase used books from the cheapest sources possible, so that we can price our used books more competitively with online sellers. Rather than pricing all used books at 25% less than the new retail price, we now evaluate our total cost of goods for all used books, and price as close to the market as we can and still maintain our necessary margins for textbooks. The result is that even as publisher new prices continue to rise, our average price for used books (rented and sold combined) has dropped from $54 in 2009-2010 to $42 so far this year.

Alternate Formats, Customization, and Custom Course Packs We actively encourage faculty to take advantage of the advances in “Smart Custom” books offered by most of the publishers. Requesting books that include just the material covered in a course is far easier now than it was just a few years ago; while they need more lead time than standard texts, most publishers no longer require lengthy adoption commitments or large enrollment numbers to produce a custom book. Savings for students can be significant, depending on the publisher and the book—up to 30% off the regular retail price. And once a department adopts a customized book, as long as they continue using the same version, we will buy it back custom and sell used copies. We also match adopted texts with less expensive identical-content formats ( i.e. looseleaf or ‘binder ready’) whenever that option is available from the publisher. Our in-house custom publishing service is another cost-saving solution for faculty who create their own materials or assemble a course-pack rather than adopting published textbooks. We take care of all required copyright clearances for course-packs, and make all the arrangements to produce faculty materials for sale here at the store. Where a nationally produced and marketed hardback textbook may cost between $100-$200 depending on the discipline, our most expensive faculty authored title sells for less than $40. Keeping textbook costs down for students is something our store has been committed to for years. Our staff works hard to research options and stay current with the latest developments in textbooks, and to adapt new business practices that maintain the viability of the store at the same time as remaining competitive. With support and cooperation from our faculty and academic community, we’ll continue to innovate and look for new ways to provide students the materials they need at the best possible value.

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Foundation Employee maintains PMP Certification Randall Townsend, who was recently promoted to Foundation Director of Information Technology, has successfully re-certified through the PMI governing body as a Project Management Professional. The Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP) is a globally recognized credential representing a highly experienced group of 300,000 project management practitioners worldwide. Initial certification requires a minimum of 3 years project management experience, a bachelor’s degree, 35 hours of specialized training, and successful completion of a 4 hour 200 question exam. Maintaining the credential requires an additional 60 hours of continuing education every three years. Standards for the certificate are rigidly maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). PMP certification provides the organization with project managers who have learned state-of-the-art global project management practices. The certification shows competence and discipline in understanding and using internationally proven project standards, processes and terminology. This in turn provides managers the ability to initiate, execute and close projects with a much higher likelihood of success. Certification requires excellence in communication and human resource management skills which capitalizes on diverse team expertise and collaborative efforts. PMP credential holders must adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional conduct demonstrating reliability and project team integrity. Certification and ongoing professional development activities help credentialed managers maintain a competitive edge while providing the organization repeatable project success, higher retention of professional staff and long term excellence in the workforce. Randall has maintained continuous PMP certification since 2003.

Foundation Sponsors Chamber of Commerce Luncheon The Foundation is proud to have been one of the President Club Sponsors at the Pomona Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon, which was held on December 12, 2012 at the Avalon Fairplex. Various Foundation representatives attended the event, including staff from Kellogg West, the Farm Store, Campus Catering, and Real Estate. Approximately 150 people from local community businesses were present at the luncheon. This was the first time that the Foundation was a sponsor for the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Luncheon. The Foundation will also sponsor the Chamber’s annual scholarship luncheon on May 23 of this year.

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Building 66 gets Updated The College of Business faculty and staff have been housed in Building 66 for many years. With the completion of the College of Business Administration Complex, they have moved to their new vicinity, giving the Foundation the opportunity to spruce up the 2nd floor offices and classroom areas in Building 66. The offices and hallways got new paint, cleaned carpet and cleaned ceilings, new signage, and general maintenance. In addition, a lighting retrofit was completed with some updated lights in the classrooms as well. All of this was completed in time for faculty and staff from Kinesiology to move into their new offices along with some members of CLASS as well. So far, our new residents are very happy with their new offices and we are pleased to welcome them to Building 66.

Einstein Bros Bagels Now Caters! Einstein Bros Bagels located in the College of Business Administration Building (Building 164) is now catering. From brewed coffee blends to delectable sandwiches, Einstein has it all! To place your order, please visit

www.CBA.catertrax.com.

For additional information, please call (909) 979-6003.

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February 2013 Board Insights