Doug Freer Named Vice President for Student Affairs

Doug Freer Named Vice President for Student Affairs
Doug Freer, Vice President for Student Affairs

Doug Freer, associate vice president for Student Affairs, has been chosen to serve as the new vice president for Student Affairs. His appointment will begin July 1.

“This is an exciting time for my family and me as we begin a new chapter at Cal Poly Pomona,” says Freer. “Our campus is poised for great things and I am honored to be associated with our outstanding students and dedicated staff. I look forward to joining the President's leadership team.”

The vice president's position was formally vacated in 2005, when Tomas Morales assumed the provost's position. During an extended span, Gary Fredericksen and Lynn Turner have served as interim vice presidents for Student Affairs.

“Dr. Doug Freer is great fit as vice president of Student Affairs,” says President Michael Ortiz. “He is truly a home grown Bronco, having served the university in a number of roles, all with great skill and expertise. His familiarity with the division and our university goals will enable him to make an immediate impact. Let me also extend my thanks to Lynn Turner, who provided great leadership and support over the past year.”

Freer has served Cal Poly Pomona for the past 16 years. As associate vice president in Student Affairs, he was responsible for University Housing Services and Parking & Transportation Services, as well as leading division-based fiscal management, human resources, technology and information systems, and capital and organizational planning. Prior to that, he served as assistant vice president and director of University Housing Services.

During his time at Cal Poly Pomona, Freer has been involved in short- and long-term capital and physical planning efforts to meet the needs of the students. These projects have included new residence halls, a parking structure and parking lot expansions, roadway improvements and ADA modifications and upgrades. In partnership with Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Athletics and Associated Students Inc., he led a review and developed a proposed master plan for the South Campus, a plan that calls for the eventual replacement or renovation of athletic venues, classrooms and recreational opportunities.

Freer holds an Ed.D. from UCLA, a MBA from California State University, Long Beach, and a bachelor's from Adelphi University in New York.