Division of Student Affairs

Vice President for Student Affairs - Christina M. Gonzales

Christina M. Gonzales


Vice President Christina M. Gonzales officially began serving CPP in July 2020. In this role, she collaborates with students, faculty and staff to help create a safe and welcoming campus where students can thrive in a healthy learning enviornment.

As head of the Division of Student Affairs and CPP's Chief Student Affairs Officer, Ms. Gonzales provides strategic management of the division's holistic approach to student success, and plays a key leadership role in setting and enacting university programs and priorities aimed at meeting the goals of the Strategic Plan and CSU-wide Graduation Initative 2025. She is an advocate for students both on and off campus, and works across all divisions and units of the university to enhance the transformational student experience that is a hallmark of Cal Poly Pomona. 

Vice President Gonzales leads a diverse portfolio of 20 departments across the Division dedicated to providing a holistic student experience from orientation through graduation. The Division includes University Housing, Student Health and Wellbeing services, new student orientation, and Cultural Centers. Additionally, Student Affairs supports 300+ student organizations, emergency and veteran services and leadership programs.

For over 20 years, Vice President Gonzales has been committed to helping students have a successful college experience, collaborating with faculty, professional and student colleagues to improve campus enviornments, student achievement and student affairs programming. She has been a transformative leader in higher education and has deep experience leading functional units of student affairs.

Prior to joining CPP, she was the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also served as the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students, and previously as the Associate Dean of Students at UC Berkeley. 

Ms. Gonzales earned a bachelor's degree in History at Western New Mexico University and a master's degree in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University.

Sonja Sanders

Executive Assistant to the Vice President