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, 10 am – 12 noon

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

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.