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Meet the Staff

As the university’s central communications office, Strategic Communications builds relationships with Cal Poly Pomona’s audiences through numerous efforts, including strategic communication, publications, branding, photographic services, social media and media relations. Our staff has earned dozens of APEX, CASE, Communicator and MarCom awards.

Esther Chou Tim Lynch
Associate Vice President for Strategic Communication and Marketing
(909) 869-4379
tlynch@cpp.edu
  • Strategic Communications
  • Executive Communications
  • University Brand Identity
  • University Spokesman
  • Marketing Communications
  • Emergency Communications
  • Advancement Communications

Esther Chou Esther Chou Tanaka
Director of Strategic Communications
(909) 869-3326
estherchou@cpp.edu
  • Publications
  • Executive Communications
  • Marketing Communications
  • Semester conversion
  • Emergency communications
  • PR Roundtable

Cynthia Peters Cynthia Peters
Senior Media Relations Specialist
(909) 869-3501
capeters@cpp.edu
  • PolyUpdates
  • Media Relations

Clay Fowler Clay Fowler
Social Media Editor
(909) 869-4765
cfowler@cpp.edu
  • Social media editor
  • Writer and editor

Melanie Johnson Melanie Johnson
Communication Specialist
(909) 869-5331
mcjohnson@cpp.edu
  • CyberNews
  • Bronco Magazine
  • Writer and editor

Tom Zasadzinski Tom Zasadzinski
University Photographer
(909) 869-3404
tzasadzinski@cpp.edu
  • University photographer
  • Photo archives editor
  • Photographic print sales site coordinator

Mercedes Quiroz Mercedes Quiroz
University Web Editor
(909) 869-3292
mmquiroz@cpp.edu
  • University Home Page
  • We are Cal Poly Pomona
  • PolyCentric
  • Social Media

Michelle Magcalas Michelle Magcalas
Web Coordinator
(909) 869-4634
msmagcalas@cpp.edu
  • Division of University Advancement websites coordinator
  • Strategic Communications website coordinator
  • Electronic marquee programmer
  • Mass email coordinator
  • Email marketing
  • Bronco Magazine

Ani Markarian Ani Markarian
Senior Graphic Artist
(909) 869-5439
amarkarian@cpp.edu
  • Graphic design
  • Publications
  • Graphics standards and logo usage advisor

Tambra Williams

Tambra Williams
Executive Assistant to the AVP for Strategic Communication and Marketing
(909) 869-3345
tawilliams1@cpp.edu

  • General office coordinator
  • Department budget
  • Payroll
  • Timekeeper
  • Building marshal

Monika Salazar

Monika Salazar
Administrative Assistant
(909) 869-3342
monikas@cpp.edu

  • General questions
  • Conference room scheduling
  • Work orders
  • Publication distribution

In addition, several colleges and departments have communications staff members.

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture
Dan Lee

College of Business Administration
Christopher Neprasch

College of Eduation & Integrative Studies
Ashley Jones

College of Engineering
Christopher Park

College of Environmental Design
Samantha Gonzaga

College of the Extended University
Sam Carpenter

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Vanessa Franco
Christopher Bashaw, Department of Theatre & New Dance
Teresa Kelly, Department of Music

The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Diana Garcia

College of Science
Daniel Griggs