Professor for a Day

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

Professor for a Day

February 17-21, 2020

Luncheon: February 20, 2020

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 teach a class and participate in a luncheon.

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.

A luncheon will be hosted at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m. and both faculty and alumni will be recognized for their participation.

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


How to participate

Complete the online form 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 mail a letter with information on the class you will be teaching, its location, parking information and luncheon information.

In appreciation of your support

As part of the Professor for a Day festivities, there will be a special luncheon on February 20, 2020 at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch at the Collins College of Hospitality Management from noon – 1:00 p.m. You will be recognized during the lunch program as an “Alumni Professor for a Day” and presented with a special gift.

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 return to campus and share their experience and knowledge with current students.   

When and where is Professor for a Day?

The week of February 17-21, 2020.  The host professor and alumnus/alumna are invited to a luncheon on Thursday, February 20 from noon- 1p.m. at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.


Please contact your college liaison or the Office of Alumni & External Relations at or (909) 869-2963.

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


Deanna Stewart

(909) 869-5390



Kristin Files

(909) 869-2351



Dr. Hend Gilli-Elewy

(909) 869-4512



Vanessa Franco

(909) 869-3207



Mac Tan Fernandez

(909) 869-4289


Environmental Design

Alyssa Lang

(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.


Professor for a Day participants will receive a letter from the Office of Alumni & External Relations with classroom, parking lot location and  parking permit information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni & External Relations at (909) 869-2963 or or your college liaison.