ABA SUMMER: FULL SPEED AHEAD
At Sacramento State, a different environment emerges when the academic year comes to a close, and faculty and students take off for destinations unknown. But as the academic pace slows down, ABA is operating at full speed to support the University’s summer calendar of events and tackle some of the year’s most demanding work.
This year, the campus is host to nine large-scale events for such noteworthy organizations as the 2011 World Master’s Track & Field Championships, California Boys State, and the United Football League (UFL). Over 15 youth programs can be found on campus, including Academic Talent Search, the CAMP Summer Leadership Institute, Eppie’s Great Race Kids Duathlon, and a variety of other academic and sports camps. These activities supplement the University’s standard seasonal line-up, which includes Summer Session and Summer Bridge, Athletics, intramural sports, and orientation, as well as with testing, seminars, conferences, workshops and rehearsals. For ABA, this means the full range of support, from coordination and preparation of facilities to....read more about new ABA graduates..
MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT
It’s July, and at Sacramento State, with the exception of those who are enrolled in or teaching summer classes, students and faculty have departed. The campus is quieter and less congested, traffic is minimal, and parking is abundant. For this reason, there are many who perceive the summer months as a laid-back time at the University. For ABA, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, for many of ABA’s departments and units, summer can be the most challenging season of the year.
From late spring through summer, ABA is busy closing the books for the fiscal year, completing financial statements and GAAP reports to meet mandated deadlines, and developing the budget for the new year. A new financial system (CFS) implemented in April makes this year’s process even more cumbersome than usual. Construction, special repairs, and systems testing are scheduled during the summer to lessen the impact on academics. Across the campus, from June through August, special programs. about new ABA graduates...read more.
ABA EXTENDS A WARM WELCOME TO ALI IZADIAN
In early July, Vice President and CFO Ming Tung “Mike” Lee announced the appointment of Ali Izadian as associate vice president for Facilities Services. Izadian, who replaces Mario Ruiz, outgoing interim associate vice president who retired in April, began his post Monday, July 11.
Izadian brings with him a noteworthy record of achievements, extensive experience in complex organizational administration and advanced educational training. He served 10 years as director of facilities planning and construction at California State University, Los Angeles, before joining Loyola Marymount University as the director of construction. Prior to CSU Los Angeles, he held director of facilities positions at Long Beach City Community College, Santa Barbara School District and Tucson Unified School District. During his tenure at CSU Los Angeles, Izadian successfully managed the completion of several major capital projects, including...read more.
In this edition of Staff Spotlight, the ABA FOCUS Newsletter features Mark Montalvo, ASI Director of Finance and Administration.
How long have you been with Sac State? Since January 31st, 2011.
Describe your educational and professional background: I have 17 years of experience with the Roseville Joint Union High School District and was most recently the director of Accounting with the Roseville Joint Union School District. I am a member of the California Association of School Business Officials, School Services of California, and Toastmasters International.
I hold an MA Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a BS degree, with an MIS concentration and a minor in Accounting, from Sacramento State. I am currently working toward a Doctorate of Educational Leadership and Management...read more.
ROVING REPORTER: WHAT ARE YOUR SUMMER PLANS?
Summer in Sacramento is a season known for hot weather, the State Fair, local festivities, and more. In each issue of the FOCUS newsletter, we try to find unique ways to feature fellow ABA staff. In this issue, we reached out to multiple offices to ask, what are your summer plans? Read more.