Professor for a Day

Professor for a Day photo of  alumna speaking in a history class.

Professor for a Day

March 10-14, 2025 

Since 1998, Cal Poly Pomona's Alumni Professor for a Day Program has provided a unique experience for alumni and students. Alumni are invited back to campus to meet with students for mentoring on career path choices, graduate school possibilities, or even to teach a class for a day.

One of this program's goals is to provide students with an opportunity to interact with alumni and learn first-hand how their education applies to the real world. Alumni are asked to share their experiences in regard to their career path and profession.

Professor for a Day alumna speaking in a College of Education class.


How to participate

Complete the online form (form is currently closed) to sign up. A liaison from your college will contact you regarding your participation. While we would like to accommodate all of our alumni volunteers, space is contingent on faculty participation.

Preparing for your visit

The faculty member you are working with will contact you prior to your visit. The Office of Alumni & External Relations will email you a confirmation with information on the class you will be visiting.


Professor for a day alumnus  speaking in a theater class.


Who and how can faculty get involved?

Any faculty member may participate.  If you would like to get involved, contact your college liaison about your interest and they can provide you with the next steps, or simply complete the registration form below.

Why should faculty participate?

Professor for a Day is a great way to encourage our Cal Poly Pomona alumni to visit a class and share their experience and knowledge with current students.   

When is Professor for a Day?

The week of March 10-14, 2025.


Please contact your college liaison or the Office of Alumni & External Relations at

Faculty Registration

If you are a faculty member and would like to participate, register to participate in the program.

professor for a day


College Liaison Information

     College          Liaison     


Bldg./Rm. Email Address


Sharon Ellis

(909) 869-2869



Kathleen Pettengill

(909) 869-2353



Neil Chaturvedi

(909) 869-4512



Brianne Dávila

(909) 979-5531



Christopher Park

(909) 869-4933


Environmental Design

Andy Wilcox

(909) 869-6734


The Collins College

Diana Garcia (909) 869-3151 79B-2226


Daniel Griggs (909) 869-4505 3-1622

professor for a day alumna in the classroom.


The Office of Alumni & External Relations will email you a confirmation with information on the class you will be visiting .

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni & External Relations at or your college liaison.