Grab lunch from your favorite local restaurant and join us Friday from 12 – 12:30 PM on Facebook LIVE for a stimulating conversation with Cal Poly President, Jeffrey D. Armstrong and SLO Chamber President/CEO, Jim Dantona.
About this week’s guest: Jeffrey D. Armstrong began his tenure as Cal Poly’s ninth permanent president in 2011. Since then, he has focused on ways to improve graduation rates, further bolster student success, and has sought to expand university-industry partnerships to attract more applied research to the campus, thus increasing professional development experiences for faculty in order to enrich classroom instruction.
Before joining Cal Poly, Dr. Armstrong served as dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, beginning in 2001. He was head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University from 1997 to 2001 and served in various positions at North Carolina State University from 1986 through 1997.
Over his career, he has served as chairman of the United Egg Producers Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and advised McDonald’s Corp. on animal welfare and broader issues related to corporate social responsibility. He served as chairman of the Michigan Board of Agriculture Assembly Farm Bill Committee and in 2009, contributed to significant changes in Congress’ farm legislation. Dr. Armstrong also served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Committee and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Seventh District Advisory Council. Armstrong attended Murray State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1981. He earned both a master’s and doctorate in physiology from North Carolina State University.
Continue reading about President Jeffrey D. Armstrong at president.calpoly.edu/.