Office of the President

Nov. 9, 2016 – Search for Vice President for Business and Finance

To: Campus Community

From: Gayle E. Hutchinson, President

Chico State has launched a search for the university’s next Vice President for Business and Finance. I would like to thank the committee for the work they have done and will do, and the campus for what has proven to be a productive, collaborative effort so far.

Members of the search committee will carefully evaluate all applicants and select the 3-4 finalists who will visit campus in early 2017. Committee members are: Susan Avanzino, Brooke Banks, Sandra Beck, Stacie Corona, Pedro Douglas, Annette Heileson, Pam Hollis, Sue Maligie, Jennifer Mays, Andy Miller, Brian Oppy, Brett Rahtz, Kathryn Silliman, Angela Trethewey, Jessica Verardi, Sheryl Woodward, Jed Wyrick and Charles Zartman.

Additionally, I would like to express my gratitude to the campus community for participating in meetings with our consultants from Academic Search and helping them understand our campus needs and the type of candidate we are looking for as Vice President for Business and Finance. Thanks also to those of you who responded with feedback on the position announcement, which is stronger because of your input.

Finally, I would like to thank Lori Miller and the Academic Search team of Nancy Suttenfield, Jessica Kozloff, and Lisa Rosenberg for the work they do behind the scenes to support the process. Especially important is the campus profile, which portrays our university in a very favorable light; you will find the profile on the Academic Search website, under Current Searches.

The search committee will work through the end of the year and beginning of 2017 to bring the finalists to campus in February. I hope that you will watch campus announcements for notice of the open forums for each finalist and provide the feedback that is so important to the process.


Gayle E. Hutchinson