Business & Finance

Welcome! A message from James A. Hyatt, Interim Vice President, Division of Business and Finance

The mission of the Division of Business and Finance is to provide excellence in service to our students and the campus community, and to build confidence that the division is responsive to the needs of our customers. Our division manages several departments including Financial Services, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Services, Planning Design and Construction, University Police Department and many more offices that are integral to the successful management of the campus. I am currently working directly with the division’s leadership team to continue efforts and improve service to the campus. Please continue to visit our website and watch for campus announcements, we will be sharing information about our division’s progress on a regular basis.

A national search for a permanent Vice President of Business and Finance is currently in process. Information on the search will be shared as it becomes available.

Thank you for visiting our website and please feel free to contact me or any of our staff with questions, comments, or suggestions. To learn more about my background please visit the Academic Senate write up.

James A. Hyatt

James A. Hyatt Interim Vice President,

Division of Business and Finance,


Phone: 530-898-6231

The Division of Business & Finance operates over ten departments in support of the CSU, Chico campus.

It takes about 330 staff members in our division and a lot of behind-the-scenes activity to help the campus run efficiently. Our team manages many areas, from maintenance of the beautiful campus grounds and ensuring safety, to overseeing capital improvements and providing financial transparency. Staff members are here to make your Chico Experience a positive one.

If you haven't toured the campus lately, drop by and see why Chico State has been listed by U.S. News & World Report as a Top-10 regional public university in the West from 1998 to 2016.

Our Mission

Provide high quality, efficient administrative and operational support and planning services as an integral part of the campus community in support of student learning.

Our Vision

  • Strive to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards and values.
  • Foster a sense of place, sustainability, and connection in support of the mission of the University.
  • Commitment to customer satisfaction and support of diversity through integrity and accountability.


CSU System


Division of Business & Finance

CSU Board of Trustees Committee on Audit 2015-2016 Annual Report (pdf)
CSU Executive Orders 2016 Spring Highlights (pdf)
CSU Legislative Reports 2015 Water Reductions (pdf)
CSU News and Public Affairs 2015 Capital Project Update (pdf)
State University Administrative Manual 2014 Sustainability Report (pdf)
Executive Memorandum/Policies
Dome of Kendall Hall Division of Business and Finance logo

Finalists for Director of FMS

The finalists for the Director of Facilities Management and Services position will be visiting campus on March 27th and 28th. Your participation and feedback are important to the success of this search.


New Parking App Available Now! Spring 2017

We are excited to announce that students, staff, faculty, and visitors at California State University, Chico can now pay for hourly and daily parking from their smartphone. 


New Parking App

Students, staff, faculty, and visitors to CSU, Chico will soon be able to pay for hourly and daily campus parking from their smartphone.


Diversity Committee

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Division of Business and Finance Diversity Committee. January 2017.



On occasion, process servers come to campus requesting records in the form of a subpoena. The office of Risk Managment has some helpful tips on how to handle these requests. November 2016.


OpenGov training materials

New training materials for using OpenGov budget reports are now available, June 2016.


Annual Report

Learn about our division’s progress with sustainability efforts, campus improvements, new budget tools, and other accomplishments posted in our Annual Report. 


Spring 2016 Highlights

Read our Spring 2016 Highlights (PDF) report to learn more about our recent campus improvements. April 2016.


Campus Improvements

Current projects update from Planning, Design and Construction, May 2016.


New Hydration Stations

Fill up on free water at our hydration stations, April 2016.


Human Resources Spring 2016 Update

Read about our progress in our newsletter (PDF), March 2016.