Ron Fremont Accepts Position at CSU San Bernardino
Ron Fremont, the associate vice president for university relations, is leaving Cal Poly Pomona after 24 years to accept the position of vice president for advancement at CSU San Bernardino.
“This has certainly been an emotional week,” Fremont said. “The people of Cal Poly Pomona have been my extended family. It has been an honor and privilege to come to work every day at one of the finest universities in the country. But it’s the people that make it special, and I could not have asked for a better experience.”
Fremont started his career in intercollegiate athletics, volunteering time in the Cal Poly Pomona Sports Information Office in the fall of 1982. He went on to full-time positions at UCLA and CSU Fullerton before returning to Cal Poly Pomona as the director of sports information in 1988. In 1999, a request to temporarily lead the public affairs office resulted in a new career in university advancement. Along the way, he served as the director of public affairs and executive director of university communication before earning his current title in 2002.
“Ron is one of the good guys – deeply knowledgeable about the university and its mission, proactive in solving problems and unfailingly upbeat,” said Scott Warrington, vice president of university advancement. “To say he will be sorely missed is an understatement – but this is a great opportunity for him. We wish him all the best.”
The move to San Bernardino is a reunion of sorts for Fremont, who served with President Tomás D. Morales when he was provost and vice president of academic affairs at Cal Poly Pomona several years ago.
Fremont will leave Cal Poly Pomona for his new position at the end of September.
The campus community is invited to a farewell reception on Monday, Sept. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kellogg House Pomona.