Office of the Dean of Students
Dean Hinkson oversees the Dean of Students office, governing: student affairs, campus life, residence halls, the dining program, Career Development Office, Smith Campus Center, programs like KSPC, Asian American Resource Center, Draper Center for Community Partnerships, Queer Resource Center, the Title IX coordinator and related support services, the Women’s Union, Outdoor Education Center and policy and non-academic compliance matters. With more than three decades of higher education experience, including at Barnard College and UC Berkeley, she was an associate dean of admissions at Pomona from 1990-1994.
Dean McCarthy’s responsibilities include the oversight of Title IX complaints and investigations, institutional policies, programs, student support, along with the development of prevention education and training. Prior to Pomona, McCarthy served as University of Illinois at Chicago’s Title IX Coordinator and for many years she served as the assistant director and, later, director of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. McCarthy received her B.A. from Augustana College, her M.Ed. in counseling from Lynchburg College, and has been certified as a civil rights investigator.
The Senior Associate Dean of Students for Student Personal Success and Wellness provides support and counseling for students across all class years via the Class Dean model. The Senior Associate Dean oversees the “on-call deans” system, on-call assessment team, and training for staff, faculty, and students on proactively identifying, responding to, and supporting students in distress. She also supports faculty development related to diversity and mental health issues; serves as liaison to Student Health Services, and Monsour Counseling, Health Education Outreach; sits - Title IX Task Force, and chairs the JED Campus Mental Health Task Force and the ADA Audit Task Force.
The Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students provides support services for the Student Affairs division, while providing administrative and financial budgetary support for the Dean of Students office. As well as coordinates and oversees student enrollment in SHIP; coordinates special events, and retreats for the Student Affairs division; managing the Vice Presidents schedule/calendar and making travel arrangements. She also organizes materials while providing support for SAC, the Management Team, and the Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Rita is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of training and other holistic education programs to help prevent violence on campus. She plays a key role in building and strengthening student leadership programs, namely, the CARES Peer Educators and the Project Sister Campus Advocates. Rita also serves as a Teal Dot facilitator and provides support to the CORE Blueprint Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and a Master of Arts degree in Social Justice Higher Education Administration.
The Assistant Dean of Students for the first year class provides holistic support centered around academic success as well as supporting students by linking them to resources and referrals both on- and off-campus. They also collaborates with diverse programs within Student Affairs such as first year orientation, student mentoring groups and the Wellness Peers.
The Administrative Coordinator provides budgetary support for the Dean of Students Office, which includes processing invoices, reimbursements and student payroll. She processes Emergency Grant Funding, and the McCann Loans.
The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative support for the Senior Associate Dean, which includes managing the schedule/calendar, making travel arrangements, processing leaves of absence and other administrative needs. She assists students in setting up disability accommodations, serves as administrative support on the Academic Standards Committee and provides budgetary support for Co-Curricular Funding which includes processing reimbursements and student payroll.
The Assistant Dean of Students – Second Year oversees support for the second year class. Providing support around academic success as well as linking students to resources and referrals both on and off campus. They also work with students from all classes to coordinate their Leave of Absences.
The Receptionist for the Dean of Students office is responsible for handling front office reception and administrative duties. She also supports Assistant Dean of Students Paola Ruiz-Beas and Assistant Dean of Students Anthony Ferreria.