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Vice President for Administration and Finance Appointed


November 17, 2008

To the campus community:

Iím pleased to announce that Mr. Tom McCarron has been appointed Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer for California State University, Northridge. This appointment is effective immediately.

As members of the University community know, Mr. McCarron has served in this role in an interim capacity since January. As interim vice president, he has provided continuity and strong leadership, particularly during a time of significant budgetary challenges that are the direct result of the current economy. During this appointment, Mr. McCarron demonstrated his readiness for his new responsibilities and Iím delighted to appoint him to the regular position.

Mr. McCarron joined Cal State Northridge in 1999 to serve as executive director and president of The University Corporation and the North Campus-University Park Development Corporation. In his nine years in this position, these auxiliary corporations strengthened their connections to the University and bolstered their work to advance the broader mission of the institution. Through these partnerships and efforts, Mr. McCarron expanded his knowledge of the University. This knowledge and experience led to temporary appointments as interim vice president for University Advancement from March to June 2007 and administrator in charge for Administration and Finance in December 2007 before being named interim vice president for the division. With his earlier experience in the private sector and his work at the Chancellorís Office as the chief financial officer of the California State University Institute from 1993-98, Mr. McCarron is known for his leadership and fiscal management experience at the CSU level, a reputation that will continue to benefit Cal State Northridge in the future.

I also would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the search and screen committee for their work in ensuring a comprehensive search. The committee was chaired by Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Hilary Baker and included Associate Vice President for Human Resources Bob Foldesi, Faculty President Jennifer Matos, Associate Professor Sheila Grant (Psychology), Professor Bruce Lammers (Marketing); Associate Professor Louis Rubino (Health Sciences), and Associated Students President Miguel Segura.

Iím pleased that Tom has enjoyed the opportunity to assume new, greater challenges on campus and that the University will continue to benefit from his contributions in this new role. Given the difficulties the University faces due to the current fiscal environment, this appointment will ensure continuity, stability and strong management in a critical area of the campus.

Please join me and the Cabinet in congratulating Mr. McCarron on his appointment.


Jolene Koester
President


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