Associate Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services

Cal Poly Pomona, one of only two polytechnic universities in the California State University system, seeks a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as the institution’s Associate Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services (AVP for FAS). With tremendously talented faculty, staff, and students, a legacy of creative building, and a new and evolving leadership team, the University seeks an experienced professional to facilitate long-term financial planning while ensuring strong day-to-day fiscal management.


As part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) System, Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university with a diversity of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professional disciplines and is well known for its learn-by-doing philosophy. The University’s 22,000 undergraduates and 1,500 post baccalaureate students come from California as well as 49 other states and 120 countries, with over 130,000 alumni. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, the University is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the tenth most diverse in the western region. The campus is nestled in a beautiful San Gabriel valley less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles on 1,438 rolling acres and recently received 300 acres of land from the State.


The AVP for FAS reports directly to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Administration, Finance and Strategic Development and provides senior-level administrative oversight and expertise to a professional staff of 64, responsible for the university’s financial statements, budget, accounts payable, account receivable, student accounts, banking and other financial services, as well as Procurement and Support Services.


The AVP for FAS joins the University at a time of great promise and excitement. Under the leadership of the President and cabinet, Cal Poly Pomona is simultaneously developing a University strategic plan, academic strategic plan, and campus master plan, while also transitioning from the quarter system to a semester-based academic calendar. As part of this alignment, s/he will serve as the primary deputy to the University’s Chief Financial Officer, as part of a strategic partnership to focus on multi-year budgeting and forecasting. S/he will have tremendous opportunity for growth and impact by being directly involved in finance and administrative operations, and working closely with all stakeholders, including academic and student affairs, city officials, and the University Foundation.


Cal Poly Pomona has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.



Regan Gough, Rebecca Isaacson, and Ludi Chow

Isaacson, Miller

1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300

San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: 415.655.4900

Fax: 415.655.4905


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly carried disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing.