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. 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, Email:  Phone: 530-898-6231
Our Mission and Vision
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.
  • Provide high quality, efficient administrative and operational support and planning services as an integral part of the campus community in support of student learning.
  • 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

Director of FMS named

We are pleased to announce that Michael Guzzi has accepted the position as the new Director of FMS and will begin on campus April 17, 2017. 


Vice President for Business and Finance Named

Robbi Stivers has been named as the new Vice President for Business and Finance.


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. 



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.