Global Pomona Project Leadership & Steering Group

In accordance with the structure recommended by ACE, the two-year process will be led by a core leadership team, which began its work in September 2021, and a larger steering group representing a wide range of campus stakeholders.

The leadership team is comprised of:

  • Seth Allen, vice president for strategy & dean of admissions and financial aid 
  • Anne Dwyer, associate dean of the college and associate professor of German and Russian
  • Manisha Goel, associate professor of economics
  • Nicole Desjardins Gowdy, senior director of international and domestic programs
  • Zayn Kassam, associate dean of the college and John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies (2021-22)
  • Mark Kendall, chief communications officer
  • Fernando Lozano, professor of economics and chair of the faculty
  • April Mayes, associate dean of the college, professor of history, and coordinator of Latin American Studies


  • José Rodriguez, vice president and chief information officer
  • Hector Sambolin Jr., associate dean for academic affairs, academic success and assessment (2021-22)

The steering group is comprised of:

  • Sefa Aina, associate dean and director of the Draper Center
  • Mietek Boduszyński, associate professor of politics (2021-22)
  • Paul Cahill, associate professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and faculty director of Oldenborg
  • Carolina De la Rosa Bustamante, staff director of Oldenborg
  • Martina Ebert, senior director, foundation relations and strategic initiatives
  • Pierre Englebert, associate dean of the college and H. Russell Smith Professor of International Relations and Professor of Politics (2022-23)
  • Benjamin Keim, associate professor of Classics
  • Daniel Martínez, professor of biology
  • Jennifer Rachford, senior research and planning consultant, Office of Institutional Research
  • Hazel Raja, associate dean and senior director of the Career Development Office
  • Shannon Randolph, director of global social impact, The Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity
  • Rosalía Romero, assistant professor of art history
  • Shahan Sanossian, assistant vice president, advancement communications & events (2021-22)
  • Yuqing Melanie Wu, professor of computer science (2021-22)