2017-18 Pomona College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
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Office of the President

G. Gabrielle Starr, President; .B.A. and M.A. Emory University; Ph.D, Harvard University.

Teresa Shaw, Special Assistant to the President . B.A., University of La Verne; M.A., Claremont School of Theology; Ph.D., Duke University.

Office of the Dean of the College

Audrey Bilger, Vice President and Dean of the College; Professor of English. B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Elisa Alban, Registrar..B.A., Claremont McKenna College; MS, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Rita Bashaw, Director, Oldenborg Center; Assistant Professor of German and Russian. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Travis Brown, Director, Quantitative Skills Center & Academic Cohorts. B.S., Morehouse College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Mary Coffey, Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature.  B.A. University of Illinois, Chicago; M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Kathleen S. Howe, Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel ‘23 Director of the Pomona College Museum of Art; Professor of Art History. B.S., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Lesley Irvine, Athletic Director and Chair of Physical Education; Professor of Physical Education. BSc., Loughborough University, England; M.A., University of Iowa.

Tony Boston, Associate Dean of the College;.B.S. and MEd, Whittier College, Ph.D., A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

Vacant, Director, Pacific Basin Institute;

Nicole Desjardins-Gowdy, Director, Study Abroad.  B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., SIT Graduate Institute.

Nicole Weekes, Associate Dean of the College; Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience.  B.A., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Ralph Wipfli, Director, Sponsored Research; B.A., M.A., University of Geneva, Switzerland; M.S., Georgetown University.

Kara Wittman, Director, College Writing; Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Office of Planning

Jennifer Rachford, Director, Institutional Research. B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University.

Student Affairs

Miriam Feldblum, Vice President & Dean of Students; Professor of Politics. B.A., Barnard College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.

Iosefa Aina, Associate Dean of Students/ Director, Director, Draper Center for Community Partnerships. B.A., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles.

Kehualani Vaughn, Associate Dean and Director Asian American Resource Center, B.A., Occidental College; M.A. UCLA; MEd, UCLA, Ph.D., UC Riverside.

Ellie Ash-Balá, Associate Dean of Students/Director, Smith Campus Center. B.A., Claremont McKenna College; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Frank A. Bedoya, Senior Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of Housing. A.A., Arizona Western College; B.A., The University of Arizona, Tucson; M.S., University of La Verne.

Jan Collins-Eaglin, Senior Associate Dean of Students for Student Support and Learning. B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Martin Crawford, Director, Outdoor Education Center. B.S. California State University Northridge; WFR, WFA, LNT.

Vacant, Director of Queer Resource Center.

Steven Jubert, Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of Housing and Director of Residence Life..B.A., Dillard University; MEd, University of New Orleans, Ph.D., Dowling College.

Lisa Beckett, Associate Dean of Students/ Interim Title IX Coordinator. B.A., Sonoma State University; MS, Washington State University.

Mary Raymond, Associate Dean of Students/ Director, Career Development Office. B.A., Lehman College; M.A., Hunter College.

Hector L. Sambolin Jr., Associate Dean of Students for Academic Success and Assessment. B.S., The State University of New Jersey; M.ED. and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

M. Ricardo Townes, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development. B.A., M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Erica Tyron, Director, Student Media. B.A. Scripps College.

Christopher A. Waugh, Associate Dean of Students/ Dean of Campus Life. B.A., M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago.


Seth Allen, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. B.A., M.S., Johns Hopkins University.

Robin Thompson, Director of Financial Aid..B.A., Pomona College; MBA, Claremont Graduate University

Adam Sapp, Sr. Associate Dean/Director, Admissions. B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ed.M., Harvard University

Michelle GonzalezAssistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Colorado College; M.S., California State University, Fullerton.

Joel Hart, Associate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., University of Southern California.

Frances NanAssistant Dean of Admissions. B.A., Pomona College.

Ashley PallieAssociate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Scripps College.

Christopher TeranAssociate Dean of Admissions. B.A., Northern Arizona University.


Karen L. Sisson, Vice President and Treasurer. B.A., Pomona College, M.B.A., University of Chicago. M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Robert Robinson, Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Campus Services. B.A., University of Pittsburgh, M.A. Georgetown University.

Brenda Rushforth, Assistant Vice President, Human Resources/CHRO. B.S., Brigham Young University.

David R. Wallace, Managing Director, Investments and Assistant Treasurer for Financial Planning & Analysis, B.A., Azusa Pacific University, M.B.A., Azusa Pacific University.

Mary Lou Woods, Assistant Vice President, Associate Treasurer and Controller. B.A., California State University, Fullerton.

Dana Wood, Director, Real Property & Assistant Treasurer.


Pamela Besnard, Vice President, Advancement. B.A., Williams College.

Craig Arteaga-Johnson ‘96, Assistant Vice President, Advancement, B.A., Pomona College.

Susan Dollar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Strategic Operations  A.B., Wellesley College; Ed.M., Harvard University.

Martina Ebert, Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Initiatives.  M.A., Staatsexamen, Eberhard-Karls-Universität; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Nadine Francis, Senior Director of Advancement Services and Information Services.  B.A., Scripps College; M.B.A., University of Redlands.

Tanya Johnson, Director of Parent Relations. B.S., Pitzer College

Linda Mazur ‘81, Director of Trusts and Estates. B.A. Pomona College; J.D., University of Los Angeles.

Kayla McCulley ‘09, Director of Alumni Learning and Career Programs. B.A. Pomona College; MBA., University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

Donald M. Pattison, Senior Philanthropy Advisor. B.A., Carleton University.

Gretchen Rognlien, Director of Alumni and Parent Communications. B.A., The Evergreen State College.; M.A., Claremont Graduate University.

Jackie Sliker, Director of Stewardship. B.S., Trinity University.

Jordan Snedcof ‘99, Director of Major Gifts. B.A., Pomona College; M.P.P., University of Los Angeles.

Michael Spicer, Director of Community Development and Annual Giving. B.A., Skidmore College; M.B.A., Claremont Graduate University.

Robin Weeks Trozpek, Assistant Vice President of Capital Giving. B.A., Scripps College; M.A., California State University, Fullerton; J.D., University of California, Los Angeles.

Jeffrey Watson ‘87, Director of Prospect Research and Management. B.A., Pomona College.


Marylou Ferry, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, B.A. University of Puget Sound.

Karen Fagan, Director of Public Programming and College Events. B.S. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Mark Kendall, Director of News and Strategic Content. B.A., University of California, Riverside.

Mary Marvin, Director of Creative Services and Marketing. B.S., Northwestern University.

Nathan Stazewski, Associate Director of Communications Technology and Strategy. B.A., Gettysburg College.

Jamie Weber, Archivist. B.A., Pitzer College; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University.

Information Technology Services

William Morse, Vice President and Chief Information Officer. B.A., J.D., Emory University.

Cole Maddox, Deputy Chief Information Officer Enterprise Services. B.B.A., Oglethorpe University.

Mary McMahon, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Client, Media and Instructional Services. B.S. Temple University, M.A. Edinboro State University.

Rolondo Talbott, Director of Project Management. B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Defense Intelligence Specialist, National Intelligence University; Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute.

Julie Journitz, Director of Client Services. B.A., The University of Notre Dame.

Andrew Crawford, Director of Information Systems. B.A., California State University.

Joseph Brennan, Director of Media and Classroom Services. B.A., California State University, San Bernardino; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts.

Patrick Flannery, Director of Infrastructure Services. A.S., Electronic Engineering Technology, ITT Technical Institute.

Angelina Quevedo, Business Manager. B.S. and M.S., University of La Verne.

For The Claremont Colleges

Stig Lanesskog, Chief Executive Officer. B.S., M.B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Denise Hayes, Vice President, Student Affairs. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington.

Lori Husein, Vice President for Finance and Administration. B.A. Claremont McKenna College.

Lydia Middleton, Dean of Students and Director of Office of Black Student Affairs. B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., University of Michigan.

Gary DeGroot, Chief Psychologist and Director of Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services. B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Ph.D. California School of Professional Psychology.

Joseph Fenton, Chaplain. B.A., The Catholic University of America, M.A., Arizona State University; M.A., American University; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.

Jennie Ho, Medical Director of Student Health Services. M.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Daveen H. Litwin, Chaplain. B.A. Brandeis University; M.A.H.L., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati.

Maria Torres, Dean of Students, Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center. B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.A., New Mexico State University.

Elizabeth Wilmott, Health Education Outreach Coordinator. B.S., Sacred Heart University; M.S., Cal Poly, Pomona.