Vice President for Advancement (Interim)
Timothy Anderson leads Whittier's business development and fundraising efforts in support of new revenue generation for the College. His focus is on developing and implementing non-curriculum programs and generating support from industry, government, and other organizations through partnership development.
Director of Athletics (Interim)
Rock Carter ’89 is currently serving as interim director of athletics. He most recently held the position of senior associate director of athletics and has worked at the College since 1990.
Carter’s focus this year is to build upon the notable work that has been achieved in athletics over the past decade. He will be leading new initiatives focused on improving student success, enhancing academic performance of student-athletes, engaging with faculty, and increasing fundraising. Read full bio
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
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 leads 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
Associate Vice President, Human Resources & Organizational Development
Cynthia Joseph serves in the key strategic partnership role with senior campus leadership to develop the College’s employee relations infrastructure and processes and to drive and implement key business performance initiatives in support of Whittier’s mission.
Joseph joined Whittier College in 2014 as Director of Human Resources and was promoted to Senior Director in 2017. In her time at Whittier, Joseph has successfully implemented new programs and processes that have increased employee morale and decreased our enterprise risk and benefit costs. Joseph oversees the College’s Human Resources functions and works to implement new strategic programs to support Whittier’s mission and future vision including expanding the College’s employee development and training, succession planning, and programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Joseph has a long career as a human resources and student service professional in industry and higher education. Prior to joining Whittier, she worked as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations of Next Level Enterprises, as Director of Operations and Human Resources of Vocational Concepts, and she spent several years as Vice President of Student Services for Lawton College. In all of these roles, Joseph served as a transformational leader who implemented successful employee, human resource, and student support infrastructure and programs.
Joseph received her Bachelor of Science in sociology from Loma Linda University and is currently pursing her Juris Doctorate at Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy.
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
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
Eva Sevcikova '03
Associate Vice President, Development
A proud Poet and native of Slovakia, Eva Sevcikova joined the Development team in 2013 as Associate Director of Development. She was promoted the same year to Director of Annual Giving and developed a metrics-driven, high-performing team, as well as launched the annual Big Poet Give. In 2017, she took on the role of Director of Development and is responsible for a portfolio of high-value major gift prospects, the College’s donor relations program, and most recently, the Annual Giving and Alumni Relations teams.
Sevcikova received her Bachelor’s degree from Whittier in 2003 with a double major in English and a self-designed major through the Whittier Scholars Program; she also holds a public relations accreditation. A first-generation college graduate, she first arrived in the U.S. with an early cohort of Eastern European high school students who after the fall of communism earned fellowships from the Open Society Foundation. Prior to her role at Whittier, she spent nearly 10 years working for a NASDAQ-traded company as part of a corporate communications and investor relations team. And, while she travels to her home country to visit her parents from time-to-time, she is a proud and long-time resident of the City of Whittier.
Kristin A. Wiberg
Executive Assistant to the President
Kristin A. Wiberg has served as the executive assistant to the president and assistant secretary to the Board of Trustees since 2001. In her role, she works closely with the president to advance strategic goals for the College. She is also a part of the president’s cabinet and acts as the primary administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees and manager of the Poet Council program. Additionally, Wiberg is involved in government relations projects at the local, state, and national level and she oversees several programs related to staff development and community building on campus, including the Senior Managers Meetings, Leadership Whittier, and Poet Seminars.
Prior to Whittier, Wiberg was the assistant director of organization improvement at the University of Southern California, where she supported administrative management and service improvement efforts. She also provided consultation to the Cost and Service Task Force.
Throughout her career, Wiberg has held positions at various institutions such as Wellesley College and Scripps College. She is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of the President’s Assistants in Higher Education.
Wiberg holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Scripps College and a master’s degree in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.