Gutierrez Keeton Named Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Gutierrez Keeton Named Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Dr. Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton

After a comprehensive national search, Vice President of Student Affairs Doug Freer has announced that Dr. Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton will be named Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. Gutierrez Keeton has filled the interim position since August 2005 and begins this new appointment on Nov. 30.

The AVP/Dean of Students oversees the Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers, Judicial Affairs, ReEntry and WoMen's Resource Center, Children's Center, and serves as the primary advisor to Associated Students, Inc.

“Rebecca has done an outstanding job as our interim dean of students for the last two years, and I have no doubt she will only build on that success with this appointment,” Freer says. “Her contributions to moving forward student involvement, leadership development, multicultural education, and solidifying several key partnerships across the campus make her the perfect fit to continue leading our campus forward in this role.”

Gutierrez Keeton joined the Cal Poly Pomona community in 1989 and her distinguished service to the campus has included serving as director of the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers and Associate Director of University Housing Services. She possesses a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Claremont Graduate University, a master's degree in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor's degree in Music Education from Chapman University.