Tomás Morales Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Tomás Morales Named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Tomás Morales, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

After a national search that identified numerous outstanding candidates, Cal Poly Pomona has selected Tomas Morales as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, effective immediately.

 

Morales has assumed the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs on an interim basis for the past two years. He made an immediate impact in the position, enabling the university to move forward in some strategic areas, including enrollment management, assessment and fiscal planning.

 

“Cal Poly Pomona is moving forward with some significant initiatives, including our development as a learning-centered university as well as a prioritization and recovery plan,” says university President Michael Ortiz. “His experience as the former vice president of Student Affairs only enhances his ability to lead our academic community.”

 

A resident of Claremont, Morales has served as an administrative leader and educator in higher education for over 25 years. He was previously Cal Poly Pomona's vice president for Student Affairs. Prior to that, he served as vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students for the City College of New York, flagship institution of the City University of New York.

 

The university is grateful to the search committee, which worked steadfastly throughout the entire search and hiring process to fill the vital position.