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Meet the Vice President

Jonathan Bowman

Jonathan Bowman

Jonathan Bowman is the Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Sacramento State. The Vice President for Administration/CFO provides leadership to the Administration and Business Affairs (ABA) division. The division is comprised of Vice President Operations, Auditing & Consulting Services, Budget Planning & Administration, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Sacramento State Police Department, Risk Management Services, Resource & Organizational Management, and University Support Services. These units provide the full range of administrative, business, financial, and operational services supporting the University’s mission. As Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan also serves as campus official for administrative compliance and fiscal oversight of the following campus auxiliary organizations: Associated Students, Inc., Capital Public Radio, Inc., University Enterprises, Inc., University Foundation at Sacramento State, and Union WELL, Inc.

Jonathan has over 30 years of experience in finance, administrative, personnel, operational, and facility management in both the public and private sector. Jonathan previously served as the Business Administration Manager for the Instruments Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) that is managed by the California Institute of Technology for NASA. While at JPL, Jonathan led the business operations of the Division of over 550 employees and provided financial oversight of a budget in excess of $300 million. He was recognized as a transformational leader, as evidenced by the numerous honors he received, including but not limited to the NASA Honor Award, JPL People Leadership Award, and the JPL Voyager Award.

Prior to JPL, Jonathan worked in the private industry as a manager with the McMaster-Carr Supply Company. While under his leadership, numerous process efficiencies were realized in units he oversaw, in addition to increased productivity and quality.

Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and his master’s degree from the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Select Listing of Boards and Committees

  • Auxiliary Organizations Association (AOA) Executive Committee - CABO Liaison
  • California Mobility Center (CMC) - Executive Director, Treasurer, and Secretary
  • California State University 403(b) Advisory Committee – Member
  • California State University Capital Outlay Certification Review Board – Board Member
  • California State University Chief Administrators Business Officers (CABO) – Member
  • California State University Land Development Review Committee (LDRC) – Member
  • California State University Risk Management Authority – Board Member
  • Sacramento State Campus Planning Committee – Chair
  • CPR Radio - Administrator in Charge To
  • University Foundation at Sacramento State - Board Member