Senior Administration

Robert ColemanRobert Coleman

Executive Director of Athletics and Special Assistant to the President

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

 

Steve DelgadoSteve 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

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

Kristen WibergKristin 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.