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Renee Reijo Pera, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, (805) 756-5153
Todd Hagobian, Interim Associate Vice President of Research, (805) 756-7511
Amy Velasco, Associate Vice President for Research Administration, (805) 756-2982
Allie Walter, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, (805) 756-5153
Lindsay Newell, Office Coordinator, (805) 756-1508

Office of Research and Economic Development
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0034

We are located on the Cal Poly campus in Building 38 (Math and Science), Room 154.
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Grants Development Office and Sponsored Programs Office

For assistance with pre-award processes, contact the Grants Development Office;
email, phone (805) 756-2982.

For assistance with post-award processes, contact the Sponsored Programs Office;
email, phone (805) 756-1123.

Corporate Engagement and Innovation

Jim Dunning, Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement and Innovation, (805) 756-5551

Graduate Education 

Elizabeth A. LowhamInterim Dean of Graduate Education, (805) 756-6519  

Research Compliance

Trish Brock, Interim Director of Research Compliance, (805) 756-1450

Student Research 

Jane L. Lehr, Director of the Office of Student Research, (805) 756-6442 ​​​​​​


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Student Research Competition

Students: Have you been working on a research project?  Enter the CSU Student Research Competition for your chance to win prizes and earn recognition for your work.