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Dean's Office Staff

Dani Aurouze

Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (909) 621-8137
Dani Aurouze

Provides administrative support for the Dean of the College and her office. Manages the Dean’s calendar, the Dean’s Office files and budgets, and the faculty listservs. Assists in processing faculty contracts, professional activities reports (PARs) [pdf] , and department/program annual reports.  Also staffs faculty meetings and edits the Department Chairs and Program Coordinators Handbook.

Amy Crown

Administrative Coordinator
Telephone: (909) 607-3452
Amy Crown

Provides administrative support for internal funds for research, including start-up funds for new faculty, and travel grants.  Assists with the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Staffs the Research Committee.  Coordinates the Fall Faculty Lecture Series. (Please note:  Amy works half-time for the Dean’s Office.)

Sandra Fenton

Grants Administrator/Assistant to the Associate Dean
Telephone: (909) 621-8328
Sandra Fenton

Facilitates the Summer Undergraduate Research Program and supports the academic leave program.  Oversees pre- and post-award activities for faculty and/or student research including grant preparation and submission to federal agencies and foundations, budget management, financial and narrative reports for external awards and grants in support of undergraduate research. Acts as liaison with the Business Office and Advancement in tracking and reporting of grant and research expenditures.  Supports research regulatory compliance.

Kristin Fossum

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Telephone: (909) 607-1747
Kristin Fossum

Oversees the Wig Distinguished Professorship awards and funds for curriculum development, teaching innovation, travel to teaching conferences, faculty auditing, and other teaching-related activities. Serves on the Faculty Personnel Committee in a non-voting capacity and assists the Dean in managing faculty review procedures.  Also handles the recruitment of full-time visiting faculty, serves on the Sustainability Committee and supports the Cabinet, Cabinet Agenda Committee, Emeriti Committee, and Wig Fund for Teaching Committee.  Other responsibilities include overseeing the Dean’s Office staff, editing the Faculty Handbook [pdf] , approving grade changes, and serving as a liaison for international initiatives.

Jill Grigsby

Associate Dean of the College
Telephone: (909) 621-8526
Jill Grigsby

Serves on the Curriculum Committee and the Teaching & Learning Committee.  Works with faculty across the College on curricular initiatives, including the Elemental Arts Initiative and the Museum Curriculum Coordination Committee.   Oversees department and program reviews (self studies), coordinates the assessment of student learning with the Teaching & Learning Committee and assists the Dean in her position as accreditation liaison officer.

Janice Hudgings

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Telephone: (909) 621-8137

The Dean of the College is responsible for the quality of the academic program and for its continuing improvement. The Dean oversees faculty personnel actions including recruitment and reviews for reappointment and promotion. This office is also in charge of supporting the faculty and the departments/programs with needed personnel, office space, and material resources. The Dean works closely with the President and the Vice President for Advancement in designing new policies and programs and in developing proposals to prospective donors.

Beverly Lopez

Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (909) 621-8518
beverly_lopez@pomona.edu

Provides administrative support for the Associate Deans and assists with faculty reviews, faculty recruiting, department and program reviews, assessment, office space planning, and the Wig Fund for Teaching.  Also organizes the New Faculty Orientation and other events, staffs the Honorary Degrees Committee of the Board, and updates the Dean’s Office web page.

Fernando Lozano

Associate Dean of the College
Telephone: (909) 621-8497
Fernando Lozano

Oversees the recruitment of tenure-track faculty and the Mellon Chau Postdoctoral Fellows program.  Responsible for assisting faculty with sponsored research, including external government and non-government grant applications, and for overseeing regulatory issues associated with chemical hygiene, biosafety, and radiation safety.  Works with the President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and serves as the Diversity Officer.  Also a member of the Pomona College Emergency Response Team, the Radiation Safety Committee, and the Animal Welfare and Use Committee and attends the Board of Trustees’ Facilities and Environment Committee meetings.

Tania Pantoja

Executive Assistant to the Dean
Telephone: (909) 607-2831
Tania Pantoja

Responsible for various institutional surveys, questionnaires, and requests for information about faculty and the academic program of the College. Monitors and analyzes the faculty salary budget, prepares faculty contracts, and provides appropriate offices with new hire information. Edits the faculty section of the Pomona College Catalog. Assists the Dean in faculty personnel matters. Also staffs the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Mary Paster

Associate Dean of the College
Telephone: (909) 607-9105
Mary Paster

Oversees internal funds for research, including start-up funds for new faculty, travel grants, and the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Handles requests for academic leaves. Works with the Research Committee and the Institutional Review Board. Also handles requests for office and research space on campus.

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