Pomona College in California Appoints Avis Hinkson as Dean of Students

Avis E. Hinkson was appointed dean of students and vice president for student affairs at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She will take office on August 1

Dr. Hinkson has been serving as dean of Barnard College in New York City. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hinkson was associate dean of admissions at Pomona College.

“I so look forward to returning to Pomona and having the opportunity to work with such a talented and diverse group of students, faculty and staff,” Dr. Hinkson said. “Pomona people are incredible – We’ll move forward together. I can’t wait to begin.”

Dr. Hinkson began her academic career as an admissions counselor at Bowdoin College in Maine. During a long career in higher education, she has served as director of undergraduate advising for the College of Letters and Sciences at University of California, Berkeley; dean of admission and enrollment planning at Mills College in Oakland, California; associate director of admission and director of minority recruitment at the University of Southern California; and associate director of admission and minority recruitment director at Cornell University.

A graduate of Barnard College, Dr. Hinkson earned a master’s degree in student personnel administration at Columbia University in New York City and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

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