The decision was based on the death of his wife, Bridget Dawson.
Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong called for a listening session in Chumash Auditorium to discuss the faculty and staff salary issues at hand.
Signs saying “Money for managers, promises for profs!” and “The mustang has lost its way!” pointed to the concerns surrounding faculty pay and administrative bloat.
Cal Poly may soon be a year long school if President Armstrong’s master plan is passed.
“Our ultimate intent is to determine who is directly responsible for planning this gathering and hold them accountable for creating a safety threat to the participants and the community,” Dean of Students Jean DeCosta said.