Academic Affairs

Provost's Bio

Dr. Terri Gomez was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in May 2024, after having served in the role on an interim basis beginning in October 2023. She has been a member of the Cal Poly Pomona community for nearly 25 years, starting first as a lecturer, and then rising to the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Ethnic and Women’s Studies. She has served in a range of administrative roles, including Department Chair and Interim Associate Dean in the College of Education and Integrative Studies, as well as Interim Associate Vice President, before being appointed in 2018 as the inaugural Associate Vice President for Student Success. In 2020 she was named Associate Provost for Student Success, Equity, and Innovation, with an expanded portfolio that includes Academic Advising, the Bronco Advising Center, Undeclared Advising, Early Start, Learning Resource Center, First-Year Experience, Common Read, PolyTransfer, STEM Success, Academic Innovation, Student Innovation Ideas lab, Kellogg Honors College, Center for Community Service Learning, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the TRiO-funded Reading and Mentoring Program (RAMP).

Dr. Gomez is a nationally recognized leader for her work on student success and developing innovative programs to address the needs of diverse student populations. In 2016, Dr. Gomez was responsible for the launch of the Office of Student Success at Cal Poly Pomona to focus our campus efforts as part of the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025. By developing a range of campus partnerships, support programs, and academic interventions, she has led advances in student retention, persistence, and graduation, with the ultimate goal of eliminating equity gaps for our most vulnerable students.