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1990's

1990 (February 25)
The James and Carol Collins Center for Hospitality Management(79) was dedicated.

 

1990 (September 10)
After 14 years as president of Cal Poly and 38 years in total service to the university, President Hugh O. LaBounty announced his retirement, effective in the summer of 1991. Later the same day the $4 million addition to the Music building(24) was dedicated.

 

1990 (September 25)
Ground was broken for University Village Phase II. This phase expanded student housing by 112 units, accommodating 448 students.

 

1991 (March 22)
Ground was broken for the Classroom/Laboratory/Administration Building(98).

 

1991 (April 25)
A dedication ceremony was held at the Collins Center to change the name of the Center for Hospitality Management to the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

 

1991 (May 15)
Dr. Bob H. Suzuki was named President by the Trustees of the California State University. He assumed office on July 15.

 

1992 (April 29)
Dr. Bob H. Suzuki was inaugurated as 4th president of Cal Poly Pomona. At the ceremony Bill Cosby was given the Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

 

1992 (May 1)
Because of riots in Los Angeles, classes after 5:00pm were cancelled on April 30 and the university was closed on May 1.

 

1993 (May and June)
Offices were moved from the Administration building(1) to the CLA Building(98).

 

1993 (summer)
Scenes for the television movie "The Return of I Spy" starring Bill Cosby and Robert Culp were shot on campus during the summer, with Cosby playing a retired secret agent working as a Cal Poly Pomona language arts professor.

 

1993 (September)
International Polytechnic High School opened on campus.

 

1993 (October)
The Animal Laboratory(92) was opened. The $2 million building, a high-tech structure has steel doors which are opened with plastic cards rather than keys.

 

1993 (November)
Cal Poly Pomona's solar race car "Intrepid" finished the World Solar Challenge as the fastest entry from North America in the 1900-mile race from Darwin to Adelaide through the Australian outback.

 

1994 (May)
The Alumni Brick Walk-of-Fame connecting the Kellogg Rose Garden and the CLA Building(98) was dedicated.

 

1994 (June)
The University adopted a new logo created by graphic design student Debora Lem.

 

1994 (November 9)
The University celebrated it's first Founder's Day and dedicated the Center for Regenerative Studies(209).

 

1994 (November)
The Home Page Team was established to guide the development of the campus presence on the World Wide Web.

 

1995 (February)
Faculty were invited to join FACNET, a campus electronic mail listserv.

 

1995 (September)
The University was awarded a $12.5 million contract for an Apparel Manufacturing Demonstration site by the Defense Logistics Agency.

 

1995 (September 25)
U.S. News and World Report rated Cal Poly Pomona as the nation's 3rd best-priced university in the western region of the United States.

 

1996 (January)
The Darlene May Gymnasium(41) was dedicated.

 

1996 (Winter quarter)
The Bronco Access card "one-card system" was introduced on campus.

 

1996 (June)
Columbia Pictures was on campus to film scenes around the CLA building(98) for the movie The Eighth Day starring Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawk.

 

1996 (July)
The Instructional and Information Technology division was created, bringing together the Computing Resource Center, Telecommunications, Instructional Technology and Academic Computing, and the University Library.

 

1996 (August)
The campus received a $2,059,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to restore and expand the University House(112) which was renamed Kellogg House Pomona.

 

1996 (October)
Grand opening of the renovated Campus Center(97), which was transformed into a marketplace-style eatery. It included Carl's Jr./Green Burrito, Wok-a-Round, a soup & salad bar, a bakery & coffee bar, and a convenience store.

 

1997 (January)
President Suzuki signed a $4.5 million computer equipment leasing plan for the university.
 

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