Senior Administration

Robert ColemanRobert Coleman

Executive Director of Athletics

Robert J. Coleman is the executive director of athletics at Whittier College, where he is responsible for the operation of Whittier College's athletic department and its 21 intercollegiate varsity sports (11 men, 10 women).

Coleman began his tenure in 2006 and has since led several initiatives that have impacted Poet Athletics. He has helped upgrade competition facilities with a new synthetic surface, state-of-the-art press box, track resurfacing and lighting for Memorial Stadium. Refurbishments and improvements have also occurred to the Graham Athletic Center, Ettinger Tennis Facility, George Allen Fitness Center, Donald Graham Soccer/Lacrosse Field, Memorial Baseball Field and the Athletic Training Room. These improvements include new scoreboards, sound systems, logos, flooring and equipment. Read full bio

James DunkelmanJames Dunkelman

Vice President for Finance and Administration, Whittier College & Whittier Law School

James Dunkelman began his term as a vice president for finance and administration for Whittier College in 2008.

Dunkelman came to Whittier from nearby Claremont, where he served for 16 years in successive roles—including vice president and treasurer, controller, and director of financial services—for the Claremont University Consortium, the management organization that provides 29 coordinated services for the consortium's five undergraduate and two graduate institutions. Read full bio


Darrin GoodDarrin Good

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Darrin Good was appointed vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty effective May 2015. In this role, Good will lead all aspects of Whittier’s academic program including the long-term planning and development of the curriculum and the ongoing development of the faculty serving the undergraduate population and the graduate program in education.

Prior to his appointment, Good served as the associate provost and dean of sciences and education at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minn. Known for his collaborative style, Good led departments in the areas of education, social sciences, and natural sciences in a time where Gustavus moved up more than 20 places in U.S. News & World Report rankings. Read full bio

Joel PerezJoel Pérez

Vice President and Dean of Students, Whittier College

Dr. Joel Pérez joined Whittier College in March 2015. From the start of his career, Pérez has led efforts on all the campuses he has served to create a more inclusive community. This has entailed mentoring students as well as developing programs designed to assist all students in being successful in their academic pursuits. Pérez is no stranger to Southern California as he held posts at Pomona College as Associate Director, Smith Campus Center and Student Programs and at Chapman University, where he was Resident Director. Read full bio


Kieron MillerKieron Miller

Vice President for Enrollment, Whittier College

As vice president of enrollment at Whittier College, Kieron Miller is responsible for oversight of the admissions and financial aid offices and operations. Miller was appointed Vice President in 2016. 

Prior to his appointment, Miller served as director of admission at the College since 2003 and has worked at Whittier for nearly two decades. During his tenure as director, Miller was instrumental in achieving the College's recruitment goals and helped attract diverse incoming classes who embrace the College's values. Read full bio


Steve DelgadoSteven Delgado

Vice President for Advancement, Whittier College

Steve Delgado began his term as vice president for advancement in March 2015.

Prior to his appointment, Steve served as director of development & alumni programs at Whittier College. Since arriving at Whittier College in 2010, Steve has led a team of professionals whose efforts have led to all-time highs in the number of yearly leadership donors as well as the Whittier Fund and has been instrumental in driving the most significant capital campaign in the College’s history for the renewal of Whittier’s Science and Learning Center.  His work to build an engaged Poet nation of alumni, parents and friends through innovative events around the country and internationally, has built a stronger community willing to serve this College as donors, volunteers or mentors. Read full bio

Judith F. Daar

​Interim Dean of Whittier Law School

Judith Daar was appointed Interim Dean of the law school in August 2016, after serving on the faculty since 1990. She also holds appointment as a Clinical Professor at the University of California Irvine, School of Medicine. In November 2014, Dean Daar was appointed Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where she has served as a member since 2008. Since 2002, Dean Daar has been a member of Medical Ethics Committee at UCI Medical Center. She was elected president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics from 2009-11, where she also sat on the Board of Directors from 2006-2012. She is currently the co-chair of the ABA Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Bioethics Committee. In 2012, Dean Daar was elected to the American Law Institute. Read full bio

Kristin A. Wiberg

Executive Assistant to the President