Reginald Blaylock Appointed Interim Presidential Associate for Student Affairs Partnerships and Senior Strategist

Reginald Blaylock will serve as interim presidential associate for student affairs partnerships and senior strategist, in the Division of Student Affairs effective July 1, 2019.

In this role, Blaylock will report to Eileen Sullivan and will be responsible for the strategic direction and line management of a cluster of three departments in student affairs: the Career Center, New Student Orientation, and Student Support and Equity Programs (which includes Renaissance Scholars, EOP and the Veterans Resource Center).

In addition, Blaylock will continue to provide leadership for several new initiatives that he launched in collaboration with campus colleagues during his prior service as interim special assistant for student success partnerships. These include: the High School/Community College Leadership Summit, the Focus on Finals Program and, in partnership with the Dean of Students, the Male Success Initiative.

Given the critical partnership between student affairs and academic affairs, Blaylock will be a key contributor to continuing to advance Cal Poly Pomona’s institutional focus on student success. He will serve as a principal liaison between student affairs and academic affairs in our efforts to increase persistence and graduation rates and to eliminate equity gaps as part of the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025.

His commitment to narrowing and ultimately eliminating equity gaps is deeply personal. Blaylock is a proud EOP graduate and ultimately became founding director of Guardian Scholars and the Director of EOP at San Diego State University.

Blaylock brings to this role broad and deep leadership experience in both student affairs and the CSU, having served as a vice president for student affairs at San Jose State and as an associate vice president for student affairs at San Diego State University.

As a former student athlete, Blaylock knows well the importance of student engagement and has leveraged his first-hand knowledge to shape the positive experiences he creates for students. He will continue to serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and the University Leadership Council.