Campus: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo -- March 12, 2003
Cal Poly President Baker Joins Leadership of National
Cal Poly President Warren J. Baker has been appointed to the board of
the 215-member National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant
Colleges and will serve as the leader of the association’s Commission
on Information Technologies.
Founded in 1887, the National Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is the nation's oldest higher education
association. Dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching, research
and public service, the group has been in the forefront of educational
leadership nationally for more than a century. Its 215 members include
public universities, land-grant institutions and many of the nation's
public university systems and are located in all 50 states, the U.S.
territories and the District of Columbia.
“I’m honored to join the board of this historic group,”
said President Baker. Noting that Cal Poly is among California’s
leaders in exploring new ways to use technology to communicate with
prospective students and the general public and to educate current students,
Baker said he has a keen interest in the work of the association’s
Commission on Information Technologies (CIT).
“We at Cal Poly are currently exploring the wealth of options
brought to our campus by the arrival of Internet2 and other information
technology expansions,” Baker said.
“Already, we’ve seen that technology has had a dramatic
effect on the creation and distribution of knowledge and on the teaching
and learning process. We’ve seen rapid changes in how technology
can be used in the classroom, in libraries, in research by faculty and
students, and in the workplace. As public universities, we need to continue
our efforts to apply new information technology to support teaching,
learning and research, to strengthen education and to extend the boundaries
of knowledge and understanding.”
The Commission on Information Technologies is one of the national university
association’s six key policy-forming units. It was created to
identify and develop policy positions and advisory assessments on information
technology and related issues of concern to association members and
to the nation.
The information technology commission is committed to serving as a strong
voice for public higher education by actively participating in federal
initiatives relating to the development of the national information
infrastructure and other information-technology policy issues.
More information on NASULGC and its CIT can be found on the association’s
Web site www.nasulgc.org.
Contact: Teresa Hendrix, (805)-756-7266