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Meet the Vice President

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. Jonathan has over 25 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

  • California Mobility Center (CMC) - Treasurer and Secretary
  • California State University Risk Management Authority – Board Member
  • California State University (CSU) Chief Administrators Business Officers (CABO) – Member
  • Sacramento State Campus Planning Committee – Chair
  • University Enterprises, Inc. – Board Member