University VPs

Edwin Barnes (Ed)
Vice President for Administrative Affairs

Edwin BarnesEd Barnes has a distinguished 27-year record at Cal Poly Pomona that includes project planning and implication, program administration, fundraising and teaching.

As associate vice president for executive affairs, Barnes led the College of the Extended University and its services for local, national and international communities. He directed the 339-acre LandLab project site, which includes the AGRIscapes educational center, the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch and the 200-acre Spadra landfill.

As vice president for administrative affairs, Barnes also serves as the university’s chief financial officer. The position oversees the division of administrative affairs, comprising facilities planning and management; finance and administrative services; diversity, human resources and employee services; and risk management services.

Previously, Barnes was executive director of asset development and a professor in the horticulture, plant and social sciences department. His efforts have raised more than $50 million for the university in grants, gifts and contracts.