Office of the President

Thomas PoonIt is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to Pitzer College, a place I have made my academic home for the past fifteen years. Pitzer College is more than just an institution of higher education, it is a community of outstanding faculty, hard-working and caring staff, engaged alumni and parents, dedicated trustees, and the most amazing students you will find anywhere. A member of the Claremont Colleges, Pitzer’s approach to the liberal arts links intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility and environmental sustainability. I encourage you to visit our College and welcome your interest in our wonderful community.

Thomas Poon, Interim President
Broad Center, 2nd Floor
Office Hours:
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Because of my varied schedule, I have set aside these two hours every week to meet with any members of the Pitzer community on a drop-in, first come first seen basis. Prior to dropping by, please call ext. 18198 to check on the wait time or to verify that I was not called away on that rare occasion I cannot keep these office hours for the week. Other meetings outside of these times can also be scheduled by calling the above extension or by emailing president@pitzer.edu.

Mission Statement and Expectations
As the public face of the institution, the Office of the President makes every effort to be polite, expeditious and expert problem-solvers, while working to facilitate communication among all constituency groups and furthering the goals and mission of the College.