J. Michael OrtizJ. Michael Ortiz is an American educator and the 5th president of Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to this appointment on August 1, 2003 Ortiz was professor of education at Appalachian State University and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno State. He was listed in 2005 as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in 2005 by ''Hispanic Business magazine''. In 2008 ''Latino Magazine'' named him one of the Top 25 Latinos in Education.
Ortiz announced on January 30, 2014 that he would be stepping down as President of Cal Poly Pomona at the end of 2014. He was succeeded by Soraya M. Coley, who served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of California State University Bakersfield since 2005. Provided by Wikipedia