MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT
On October 1, I assumed the position of Sacramento State’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Interim). I am honored to serve in this leadership role for ABA, an organization that is highly respected across the campus and CSU system. Over the years, I have personally interacted with many of you and look forward to working more closely with each of you.
I want to thank you for your commitment to the University’s Destination 2010 initiative, and congratulate you on your contributions to a wide array of successful undertakings that have helped Sacramento State reach its goals. The year 2010 marks the culmination of many significant endeavors, and the campus is celebrating Destination 2010 achievements in a variety of ways. At the same time, teams representing the University’s diverse constituencies have been at work gathering feedback and setting the stage for the University next planning phase. Sac State’s Futures Initiative, once launched, will set a strategic course to prepare us for next generation of students.
ABA has a strong team of competent professionals who have cultivated a collaborative environment that extends across functional borders. And despite ongoing budget challenges, ABA has maintained a collective “can do” attitude. I thank you for helping the University through lean times, while simultaneously doing the work that has resulted in hundreds of improvements across the campus. As we go forward, with budget uncertainty a continuing factor, I count on you to stay the course.
ABA’s strategic planning and quality improvement program set the groundwork for the accomplishment of meaningful goals aligned with the University’s overarching vision. I hope to build on this foundation to continue ABA’s critical support of the University’s academic programs. This means strengthening and streamlining procedures and processes, and being continually mindful of the service levels that will help us sustain the welcoming campus we have built.
If you haven’t done so already, I hope you will visit the University’s Destination 2010 website and peruse ABA’s Destination 2010 Report. I know you will see yourselves reflected in the many exciting accomplishments recounted there.
Vice President and CFO (Interim)