Four members of the Cal Poly Pomona community — Don Hoyt, Claudia Pinter-Lucke, Shanthi Srinivas and Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton — are taking on new campus leadership roles.
Don Hoyt, Biological Sciences professor and director of the Minority Biomedical Research Support Program, was named associate vice president for research & graduate programs on July 1. In this newly created position, Hoyt will be responsible for the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Graduate Programs. He will be accountable for the university's program for protection of human subjects and the use of animals in teaching and research.
Claudia Pinter-Lucke, professor of Mathematics, will become the associate dean for the College of Science no later than winter quarter. She has been a faculty member in the Mathematics department for 19 years, serving as department chair for eight years. For the past year, Pinter-Lucke, has worked in the Office of Academic Affairs, most recently as the interim associate vice president of Undergraduate Studies. As associate dean, she will essentially serve as operations officer for the college, coordinating curriculum, orientation and advising activities, addressing issues related to office and classroom space, and working with the budget analyst to manage the portion of the budget related to instruction. George Rainey had previously served as interim associate dean since the retirement of Victor Abegg.
Shanthi Srinivas, professor and chair of the Management & Human Resources department, was named the new associate dean for the College of Business Administration on July 1. Srinivas served as department chair for the last six years. In her new position, she will be responsible for a substantial part of the college's operations, including budget management, enrollment planning and college-based information technology services. Srinivas assumes the position that was made available when Lynn Turner became interim vice president for Student Affairs.
Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton, director of the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, assumed the role of acting associate vice president and dean of students on July 5. In this new role, she oversees the Dean of Students Cluster (African American Student Center, Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center, Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education, Children's Center, Judicial Affairs, Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, Pride Center, Native American Student Center and ReEntry & WoMen's Resource Center) and has a dotted line supervisory relationship with University Housing Services' Residential Life area. John Hernandez, who formerly served as associate vice president and dean of students, left Cal Poly Pomona to become vice president of student services at Santiago Canyon College.