Board of Trustees

Board of TrusteesThe Board of Trustees of Pomona College oversees the College’s leadership, planning and resources, working to ensure the continuing vitality of the institution and its ability to fulfill its mission now and for future generations. 

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G. Gabrielle Starr, President

G. Gabrielle StarrG. Gabrielle Starr, a highly regarded scholar of English literature whose work reaches across neuroscience and the arts, joined Pomona College in 2017 as the 10th president of Pomona College.

Contact: website | profile

Seth Allen, Vice President & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Seth Allen, Vice President & Dean of Admissions and Financial AidSeth Allen, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid, oversees offices that identify, recruit, enroll and retain an academically superior student body rich in talent and broad in diversity. The Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid support this goal by communicating the value of a Pomona education; building relationships with prospective students, families, schools, programs, and the Pomona College community; providing counseling and financial assistance; and promoting the visibility of Pomona College.

Contact: (909) 621-8134
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Pamela Besnard, Vice President for Advancement

Pamela Besnard, Vice President for AdvancementPamela Besnard, vice president for Advancement, is responsible for outreach to alumni, parents, and friends of Pomona to foster meaningful engagement with the College and to encourage giving in the form of annual, endowed, and capital support of Pomona’s academic mission and priorities.  Advancement includes Alumni and Parent Engagement; Capital Giving; Foundation Relations & Strategic Initiatives; and Strategic Operations. 

Contact: (909) 621-8192
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Audrey Bilger, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Audrey BilgerAudrey Bilger, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, is responsible for the quality of the academic program and for its continuing improvement. The office supports the faculty in their teaching and research, administers the academic program and helps the College explore new instructional initiatives.

Contact: (909) 621-8137
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Miriam Feldblum, Vice President and Dean of Students

Miriam Feldblum, Vice President and Dean of Students

Miriam Feldblum, vice president and dean of students, oversees Student Affairs, the residence halls and the dining programs, as well as the Dean of Students Office, Office of Housing and Residential Life, the Smith Campus Center and its related areas, the Career Development Office, the Draper Center for Community Partnerships, and the Title IX Coordinator and related student support services.

Contact: (909) 621-8017
email Miriam Feldblum | website

Marylou Ferry, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

Marylou FerryMarylou Ferry, vice president and chief communications officer, is responsible for the College’s broad-based communications to both internal and external audiences. She leads the Pomona Communications team which handles media relations, social media, publications, the Pomona College website, sports information, community relations, public relations, crisis communications and brand strategy.

Contact: (909) 607-0283
email Marylou Ferry | website

William Morse, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

William Morse, vice president and chief information officer William Morse, vice president and chief information officer, oversees Information Technology Services (ITS), providing strategic leadership, future planning and budget management for the College’s technology infrastructure. His staff provides client services, information systems, instructional services, media and classroom services, and network and infrastructure services.

Contact: (909) 607-9506
email William Morse | website | profile

Teresa Shaw, Special Advisor to the President (on leave)

Teresa Shaw, Special Advisor to the PresidentTeresa Shaw, special assistant to the President and secretary to the Board of Trustees, serves on the executive staff and is responsible for special projects and assignments from the President. As secretary to the Board of Trustees, she works with Board leadership and College staff to assure good governance practices and to coordinate the work of the Board. Before coming to Pomona College she served as vice provost at Claremont Graduate University. She holds a Ph.D. from Duke University.

Karen Sisson, Vice President and Treasurer

Karen Sisson, Vice President and TreasurerVice President and Treasurer Karen Sisson oversees the Finance Office, including Finance Operations and Financial Planning and Analysis; Facilities and Campus Services, which manages construction and campus planning, maintenance, sustainability, summer conferences, dining, grounds and housekeeping; Human Resources; and Real Property.

Contact: (909) 621-8132
email Karen Sisson | profile