Division of Student Affairs
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Dr. Rachel Camacho Appointed Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement and Success

Aug. 1, 2022

Today, the Division announced the appointment of Dr. Rachel Camacho as the inaugural Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement and Success. Dr. Camacho brings to Cal Poly Pomona over 20 years of equity-centered leadership, with an emphasis on student success. She currently serves as the inaugural Director of Student Engagement at Claremont Graduate University, focusing heavily on student enrollment, retention and success.

Prior to her time at CGU, Dr. Camacho was an applied researcher and evaluator working with communities, nonprofit organizations, government entities and educational institutions throughout the Bay Area to increase their capacity to use data to inform public policy, and create opportunities for children, youth, and families to thrive and prosper.

Additionally, she has previously served as director of the Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search Programs at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Camacho is truly committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and brings years of experience that will help Cal Poly Pomona continue to support students in innovative, loving and intentional ways.

Dr. Camacho's appointment begins September 6, 2022. She will oversee the following areas: Student Support and Equity Programs, Student Engagement, Leadership, and Success, Project Rebound, and New Student Programs and Family Engagement.