Alumni Board

The Alumni Board is a volunteer group of alumni dedicated to keeping fellow alumni connected with one another and Pitzer College. Members of the Board help organize events, services, and programs for every Pitzer alumnus.
Current projects include helping with Alumni Reunion weekend, organizing alumni volunteer opportunities, creating young alumni programming, collaborating with Career Services, and working to increase giving to the Alumni Fund.

Tim Campos ’10 – President

Tim graduated from Pitzer College in 2010 with a dual degree in sociology and Chicano/a-Latino/a studies and a minor in studio art. Upon graduating, he worked as an admission counselor for Pitzer, recruiting students, reading applications and representing his alma mater while helping cultivate diversity initiatives on campus. As a student, he worked as an admission fellow and diversity intern in the Office of Admission. In addition, Tim was an active member of Student Senate, volunteered as a Chicano/Latino Student Affairs sponsor for incoming first-year students, served as president of the Latina/o Student Union and studied abroad in Costa Rica. He is one of the original organizers of the Rockabilly Festival at Pitzer, now a yearly tradition at the College.

Making a switch from the world of higher education, Tim worked in architecture and design, lending his creative talent to the marketing department at HartmanBaldwin Design/Build, a fully integrated architecture, construction and interior design firm. Merging his passion in the arts and higher education, Tim is currently a director in the Admissions Office at ArtCenter College of Design. Furthermore, Tim is a graduate from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, with a Master of Communication Management. Through his leadership on the Alumni Board over the years, Tim has worked towards implementing initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion. He enjoys an active lifestyle of swimming, biking and running. When he is not training for another triathlon, Tim can be found engaging within the various arts communities of Los Angeles. He is an avid collector of Chicana/o-Latina/o printmaking and supporter of arts education.

Josh Brown ’10

Josh graduated in 2010 with a degree in history and Spanish. As a student, he studied abroad with the Pitzer in Ecuador Program, founded the Pitzer Dining Hall Workers Program, served on the Pitzer Activities Committee, and worked as an admission fellow.

Upon graduating, Josh served on a Fulbright Fellowship in South Korea for the 2010–11 academic year. After returning home to Los Angeles, he earned his teaching credential and master’s degree in special education from California State University, Northridge. He is currently a middle school special education teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he serves as department chair and the House of Representatives member for his union, the United Teachers of Los Angeles.  As a result of his classroom duties, Josh has been named an Earthwatch Fellow, a Teachplus Teaching Policy Fellow, and an Educators for Excellence Teacher Leader. He has published articles in the Huffington Post, LA School Report, and Ed Source Magazine.  In his free time, Josh enjoys going to Dodgers games and practicing yoga.

Maria D’Alessandro ’87

Maria was born and raised in Southwest Los Angeles and was the first in her family to attend and graduate from a four-year private university. Her commitment to social responsibility and intercultural understanding began at an early age and developed into a passion for education, which made Pitzer College a perfect choice, however, a career in law chose her after landing a job in Alternative Dispute Resolution immediately after graduating with a BA in psychology.

After working as a certified paralegal for over 20 years at major film and television studios, with short stints at The Getty Conservation Institute and in executive recruiting, Maria formed First Mind Management, LLC, a production and management company that produces digital short films and provides guidance and resources to film, television, literary, and stage talent. She has volunteered at KCRW and at School On Wheels, Inc., which provides tutoring to homeless youth in Southern California. As a student, Maria served on Pitzer’s Student Affairs Committee and, as an alumna, served two terms on the Claremont in Entertainment and Media board. She credits the unflagging support and personalized attention from Professors Clyde Eriksen (joint sciences), Bob Albert (psychology), Laud Humphreys (sociology), and Agnes Moreland Jackson (English) with teaching her the value of perseverance and being a participant observer.

Rhonda Foster ’82

Rhonda graduated from Pitzer College with a BA in psychology. She is a case manager for Community Build, Inc., overseeing the City of Los Angeles Gang Reduction Youth Development (GRYD) Program in gang prevention for youth and their families. She also serves on the board of Women Against Gun Violence. For two decades, it has been her mission to address the issue of gang and gun violence as a result of the tragic loss of her 7-year-old son, Evan, and injury of her then-10-month-old son, Alec, in December 1997.

Operating from the foundation of a Pitzer education and Christian faith, she and her husband, Ruett Foster ’81, have made the most of every opportunity to impact lives with the understanding that we are all connected and love never fails. They have worked with youth in prisons, police departments, legislators, and community activists and have been recognized and honored for their efforts. Their most recent awards were the 2015 Distinguished Alumni award from Pitzer College, and the 2011 Local Heroes for Black History Month award from KCET and Union Bank.

Bailey Masullo ’15

Bailey graduated from Pitzer in 2015 with a BA in mathematics and minor in economics. During her time at Pitzer, she served as treasurer and president of the Student Senate, worked in the Housing Office and the Advancement Office, and was a Career Services ambassador. She studied off-campus through the Silicon Valley Program, working as a marketing intern at Atlassian. Operating from the foundation of Pitzer’s core values, Bailey volunteers on the associate board for KIPP LA Schools, a nonprofit organization that operates high-performing elementary and middle public charter schools in South and East Los Angeles. She also serves on the leadership council for ChildrenNow and is the volunteer coordinator for Read to a Child at her company, The Capital Group, where she currently serves as an analyst on the Investment Product Management team.

Chris Michno ’91

Christopher is a freelance arts and culture writer. He is the associate editor and a regular feature writer and critic for Artillery, a bimonthly contemporary art magazine based in Los Angeles, and a contributor to Artbound, the cultural journalism project of the Los Angeles public television station, KCET. Additionally, Chris is acquisitions and special projects editor at DoppelHouse Press, a publisher that specializes in art, architecture, and the stories of émigrés. In 1992, he was part of Pitzer’s James Turrell Project that culminated in a temporary Turrell installation at The Claremont Colleges.

Tricia Morgan ’08

After graduating in 2008 with a BA in sociology and a minor in history as a New Resources student, Tricia joined Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) staff and is now associate director for CEC and the Pitzer in Ontario (PIO) program. For many years, she has served on Pitzer’s governance committees as a staff council representative and on the Academic Planning Committee. Tricia has played a key role in successfully attaining a place for Pitzer College on the Presidential Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; obtaining the coveted Carnegie Community Engagement Classification; and guiding multiple winning student letters in the Debating for Democracy annual competition through Project Pericles. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Claremont Graduate University’s School of Education for higher education administration. Her research interests include access and equity in higher education, social justice leadership, student success, and mindful community engagement. She is also a trained anti-bias facilitator with the World of Difference institute and currently serves as a Bowen Associate for Claremont Graduate University.

Jon Rice ’13

Jon graduated from Pitzer in 2013 with a BA in political studies. As a student, he was involved on the Pitzer campus and in the larger Claremont Colleges community, working in the Office of Admission as an admission fellow, competing with the Pitzer Model United Nations team, serving as the communications director for the ACLU of The Claremont Colleges, and writing for the Claremont Port Side, a 5C progressive campus news magazine. Committed to Pitzer’s tradition of shared governance, Jon served as the president and chair of Student Senate in his senior year. After graduating, he completed a yearlong Fulbright Fellowship during which he taught English in South Korea, and he consulted in Washington DC for the 2014 midterm elections. Currently, Jon works in the Office of Admission at the University of San Francisco, recruiting students from across the country for a social justice-based college education.

Al Shine ’85

Al graduated from Pitzer in 1985 with a combined degree in economics and political studies. While at Pitzer, he was on the track and field team, earning All-Conference and All-American honors in the high hurdles. In 1988, Al graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He now practices law in Claremont. Al has three daughters: Isabelle PZ ’16, Alana PO ’14 and Camille Hofstra ’21.

Will O’Donnell ’21
Alumni Board Student Representative

Hugo Ward ’21
Alumni Board Student Representative

 

Maria Gutierrez de Soldatenko
Associate Professor of Chicana/o-Latina/o Transnational Studies
Alumni Board Faculty Representative

https://www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/maria-soldatenko/

Sheryl Miller
Professor of Anthropology
Alumni Board Faculty Representative

https://www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/sheryl-miller/