Prof David Oxtoby is President of Pomona College in Claremont, California. An internationally-known physical chemist, he previously served as Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago and is also Professor of Chemistry at Pomona College.
Under President Oxtoby’s leadership, Pomona College has launched initiatives in sustainability, arts and creativity, general education programs and equal opportunities for all including low-income and under-represented students. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Chemical Society. In 2012, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He currently serves on the Academy Trust of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; the Board of the Institute for the International Education of Students; and the Claremont University Consortium Board of Overseers.