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California State University, Sacramento

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About ABA

Administration & Business Affairs at Sacramento State is one of the University's chief support divisions, providing integrated and comprehensive administrative, business, financial, operational and logistical support services to students, faculty and staff.

In addition, ABA encompasses planning, operation and maintenance services for the campus facilities and environment, which includes major responsibility for capital construction projects, as well as police and safety services for the campus community.

On this page, you will find information about the ABA organization, our guiding principles, strategic plans and quality initiatives. From our home page, you can navigate to any ABA department or functional unit.

Jonathan Bowman is the CFO/Vice President and senior administrator responsible for Administration & Business Affairs.

Resources for New Employees

Welcome to the New Staff Resources for Administration & Business Affairs (ABA)!

Congratulations on your recent appointment in the ABA division at Sacramento State. As a new ABA employee, you join the ranks of a talented and collaborative team of over 350 staff professionals that represent nine departments (or families) with a diverse set of responsibilities. 

ABA boasts a competent professional staff and a strong culture of support for staff that includes: regularly scheduled all-staff meetings, coffee hours with the vice president, a staff newsletter, social gatherings and programs that recognize staff for their accomplishments.

Whether you are entirely new to Sac State, or simply to ABA, we hope these information resources will help get you started on your successful new career in ABA.

Meet the VP 

ABA Organizational Chart

ABA Department Narrative 

Governance Structure

Strategic Plan

In 2011-12, ABA established core strategic goals to help build the division’s capacity to support the University community and help advance its mission. These goals are focused on creating an internal culture of improvement that is continuously evolving and ready to meet changing conditions. In 2012-13, when the University's "Redefine the Possible" initiative was launched, ABA identified five focus areas rich in possibilities for transformational change. As goals are accomplished in these focus areas, other focus areas will emerge to replace them.

ABA departments, or "families" submit department and unit-level annual goals and action plans that align with and support these strategic goals and/or specific focus areas, outline plans to execute them, identify measures to evaluate sucess. Organizational Development tracks goals achievement through progress reports submitted quarterly.

ABA Strategic Plan


ABA is passionate about not only being transparent but also celebrating accomplishments. Please find our annual report on accomplishments below, which highlights our families' accomplishments in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Additionally, you will find the last several quarters of compiled reports addressed progress towards the President's imperatives. 

2018-2019 ABA Annual Report

2018-2019 Q4 Report

2018-2019 Q3 Report

2018-2019 Q2 Report

2018-2019 Q1 Report

ABA Focus Newsletter

The ABA FOCUS has been publishing content since 2005! A staff created and driven newsletter, we highlight the best of the best of our dynamic division. From staff spotlights, behind the scenes to divisional news, our staff are well informed and engaged in the going-ons of our divsion. The FOCUS is published three times, yearly. 

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Summer 2018

ABA Staff Recognition Program

The greatest resource of any organization is its personnel. In Administration & Business Affairs (ABA), a division of over 300, establishing a sense of community is essential. ABA is committed to communication across the division whereby every employee's ideas are heard, and where common goals and values are shared. We recognize those voices and the hard work they accomplish with our formal ABA Staff Recognition Program, each June. See previous years' winners below: 

2019 Staff Recognition Program