More Staff Intros III


Norma Salcedo joined the team last April and has enjoyed being back in sunny California.  She is currently a Residence Life Coordinator for Vista De Las Estrellas and the Center for Regenerative Studies.  Norma graduated from the University of Kansas where she received her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration and her bachelors in Social Sciences from Cal State University, San Bernardino.  Aside of her RLC duties she co-facilitates the Service Learning Course for the Ethnic & Women’s department.  The diversity among the student, staff, and faculty is among one of the many reasons why she loves Cal Poly Pomona.  She also helps continue the ongoing support of all students at CPP by being involved in the AB 540/Dreamers Campus Committee and being the department’s liaison for the Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center.  Outside of work Norma enjoys spending time with family, working out, cooking, hiking, and watching her favorite TV shows.


Angie Shutt 

Angie recently graduated from USC where she received her Master’s in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs and completed her undergraduate work at California State University, San Bernardino. Angie is the Residence Life Coordinator for Palmitas Hall here at CPP. Her hobbies include Zumba, hiking, shopping, Disneyland, and spending time with family.



Christy Orgeta is currently our Interim Assistant Director for Residence Life. She has been at Cal Poly Pomona since Fall 2010. Christy is originally from …

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College Themed Communities

I knew I was going to love Cal Poly when I accepted the position last year but I never knew how much I was going to love it.  This campus is rich with diversity, initiative, beauty, and passion. I was (and still am) beyond amazed at the dedication the students have for their studies as well as their commitment to making the best out of their time here.

As a Student Affairs professional, our goal is to get students to transition into college and gain meaningful experiences while doing so, right? I know that is my goal! When I learned that University Housing Services received the Kellogg Legacy Grant to support our College Themed Communities (aka CTC–college themed communities throughout the buildings) I realized the opportunity I had to help make a difference in the lives of my students.  With the help of the amazing Christy Orgeta and Keiry Perez (see their bios on this blog, yay!), I was able to make these connections and have my RAs initiate programs and discussions to incorporate the colleges into our building. I am beyond proud of my RAs for reaching out to their professors and showing them that they have initiative and drive to help this CTC succeed. This is when I realized the passion and initiative that the students have here at CPP. They realize they have an opportunity to make a difference and they take it!

There are many CTCs in our residence halls and I would like to showcase …

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Celebrating Each Other

The minute I arrived at CPP I was given the opportunity to be part of our Celebration and Recognition Committee.  As a member of this committee I was able to help plan events to celebrate the hard work of our staff and recognize them for it.  Thus far we have plan potlucks, holiday celebrations, sport outings, and end of the year celebrations.  We LOVE our potlucks.  Each year a new committee is formed with members across our different areas including staff from maintenance, custodial, business services, and residential life.  Collaboration is not a rarity in our department as we strive to maintain our family work environment.

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This year we participated in a float competition during our Division Holiday Party were we had the chance to showcase the artistic talents of our staff (or mainly RLC Andy Garate as he is the artist in the group).  We were only allowed to use recyclable items to create a float that showcased the selected theme: “Goodbye to the Ortizes,” as it was the last event the previous president Ortiz was attending before retiring. Staff from all departments volunteered for hours to make the float a reality.  I’m sure you are asking, you got paid to do arts and crafts? Yes, yes we did J.  Feel free to add arts and crafts to our position description.

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Each month individuals submit nominations for our monthly Star …

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