Vice President of Administration and Finance
As the Vice President for Administration and Finance, Colin Donahue directs a wide range of campus departments that provide essential services to students, faculty, staff, and the external community. He oversees university fiscal operations, facility construction and maintenance, police services, parking, intercollegiate athletics, human resource administration, and internal audit. He also serves as a member of the CSUN Foundation, the North Campus-University Park Development Corporation and several other campus boards and committees.
Donahue came to CSUN in 1996 to assist in the campus reconstruction following the 1994 Northridge earthquake. He led this $400 million program, as well as the subsequent $450 million master plan development program that reshaped the campus physical environment. Prior to his appointment as the Vice President for Administration and Finance in 2013, he served the university in several leadership positions within facilities management, most recently as Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operations. He is active in developing policy and promoting best practices across the CSU, having served as chair of the CSU Executive Facilities Officers affinity group from 2005 to 2010.
Prior to his arrival at CSUN, Donahue spent a number of years in the design and construction industry managing a variety of major development projects. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Technology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a Master of Public Administration degree from CSUN.