Mustang Daily Staff Report
University President Jeffrey Armstrong will meet with members of the President’s Semester Review Task Force on Monday to inform them about an update in calendar negotiations with California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White, according to an email sent out to task force members.
In an email marked “Urgent: SRTF — Your Presence Requested,” Semester Review Task Force Chair Rachel Fernflores told members “matters were decided with some finality” early Friday night. Armstrong plans to share information on the decision with task force members Monday afternoon, prior to sending an update to campus, according to the email.
Cal Poly spokesperson Ellen Cohune confirmed Sunday that the university can expect an announcement following the Semester Review Task Force meeting, but said she did not know specifically what Armstrong is prepared to disclose.
“I don’t know what the campus is expecting tomorrow,” Cohune said. “I can tell you (Armstrong) is keeping the task force apprised of the conversations with the chancellor.”
Armstrong and White reportedly made their decision after collaboration with presidents at other CSU quarter campuses — a group Armstrong has been working on a presidential task force with for nearly one year.
The task force meeting will be Monday at noon in the Administration building, according to the email, though it is not listed on the “Semester Review Task Force Meeting Schedules” website. Requests for comment from the Semester Review Task Force were referred to the Office of Cal Poly Public Affairs.
An email request for more information from the CSU was not returned.
The email correspondence can be found here.
Sean McMinn contributed to this staff report.