Cal Poly Pomona -- August 20, 2003

Cal Poly Pomona Vice President Patricia Farris, A Murietta Resident, Named Chair Of National Organization

Patricia L. Farris, vice president for administrative affairs and chief financial officer at Cal Poly Pomona since 1995, has been elected chair of the board of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) for the 2003-04 term. She is the sixth female chair in NACUBO’s 40-year history and the first Mexican-American to lead the 26-member board.

“This is a very exciting time to be in a national leadership position in higher education,” Farris said. “My role as NACUBO board chair will be to work with my colleagues to ensure that NACUBO remains positioned as an advocate and resource for issues related to higher education policy and management issues. I’m honored to have been given this opportunity.”

Founded in 1962 and based in Washington, D.C., NACUBO is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country.

“This is a great honor for Pat and the entire Cal Poly Pomona community,” said university President J. Michael Ortiz. “NACUBO is fortunate to have someone of Pat’s skills in a leadership position. She will certainly provide a wonderful service to their membership this year.”

Through their participation in NACUBO, the country’s institutions of higher education are provided a voice on relevant legislative and regulatory matters in Washington, receive timely information on critical higher education issues and are provided diverse professional development opportunities preparing current and future business officers to serve higher education.

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