Board of Trustees
The 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.
G. Gabrielle Starr, President
G. 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.
Seth Allen, Vice President & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Seth 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.
Pamela Besnard, Vice President for Advancement
Pamela 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.
Audrey Bilger, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Audrey 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.
Christina Ciambriello, Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board
In her role as Chief of Staff, Christina provides support to the President to ensure that the needs of members of the College community are met in a strategic, coordinated, and timely manner. Christina helps manage processes of cultural and institutional change that relate to the college’s strategic initiatives and plays a key role in implementing and communicating major campus and institutional initiatives.
As Secretary to the Board, Christina ensures that the Bylaws, Board policy statements and other official records are properly maintained and distributed. She serves as the primary liaison, planner, and staff person for the Board. The Secretary helps bring together and connects the Board to the administration, the institution and key stakeholders.
Marylou Ferry, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Marylou 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.
Avis Hinkson, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Avis Hinkson, vice president and dean of students, oversees Student Affairs, residence halls, the dining programs, as well as the Dean of Students Office, Office of Housing and Residential Life, 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.
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.
Karen Sisson, Vice President and Treasurer
Vice 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.