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Kathy Carpenter


Position Administrative Support Coordinator II
Phone 805.756.1319
Fax 805.756.2270
Office 34-251

Staff Biography

Kathy grew up on the beautiful Central Coast of California. Her family has three generations of Cal Poly alumni, including her brother who graduated from the Landscape Architecture Department in 2002. She attended Cal Poly in 1992 and describes herself as a lifelong student.

Kathy's previous experience is diverse and includes a variety of industries in the private sector, from health and fitness to engineering design and consulting. She has owned and managed a fitness center in Ventura County, and for the past eight years she worked as an office manager for a successful civil engineering company in San Luis Obispo County. Over the years, she has developed skills in administration, management, public relations, human resources, bookkeeping and accounting. Kathy enjoys working with people, especially young adults and finds assisting students very rewarding. 

Outside the office, Kathy enjoys spending time with her loved ones and being active outdoors.

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” - Peter Drucker


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