The Division of Student Affairs has announced that Jonathan Grady, Ph.D. will be the next associate vice president and dean of students at Cal Poly Pomona. His official start date will be July 1, 2021.
Grady is an adaptive leader and social justice educator with a data-driven approach to student success, dedicating his career to student equity and access through community building and innovative education.
As associate vice president and dean of students, Grady will oversee the Office of Student Life & Cultural Centers, Office of Student Conduct & Integrity, First Year & Transition Experiences, Student Support & Equity Programs, and the Career Center, and will be a key advocate for all students at Cal Poly Pomona.
With over 18 years of experience in higher education, he brings extensive experience in organizational management, multi-issue research, and mixed methods evaluation and assessment.
Grady joins Cal Poly Pomona from the University of California, Merced, where he has served as the associate vice chancellor and dean of students since 2017. Throughout his career, he has served in numerous leadership roles, including assistant vice chancellor for student success at the University of Michigan, Flint, assistant dean for intercultural affairs at Occidental College, and assistant director of the McNair Scholars Program at CSU, Dominguez Hills. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA, and an M.P.S. from Cornell University.