August 25, 2000


Arizonan Named Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services at Cal State San Marcos

California State University San Marcos has named a new Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services. Stephen G. Garcia, currently Vice Chancellor for Finance, Information Technology and Administrative Services at the Pima County Community College District in Tucson, Arizona, will join CSUSM on October 1, 2000.

Pima County Community College is the fourth largest multi-campus community college in the nation, with more than 72,000 credit and non-credit students enrolled and a budget of more than $168 million.

In making the appointment, Cal State San Marcos President Dr. Alexander Gonzalez said "We are very fortunate to have attracted someone of Mr. Garcia's caliber and experience to our campus. He brings to the position a very clear perspective and skills that will help the University reach its full potential."

Garcia, 53, comes to Cal State San Marcos with a variety of experience in financial and admistrative services. Before joining the Pima County Community College District in 1998, he served as Vice Chancellor of Business Operations and Fiscal Services at Rancho Santiago Community College District (1990-1994) and Assistant Vice Chancellor, Accounting and Business Services, at the University of California, Irvine (1994-1998).

During his tenure at UC Irvine, the campus received an award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers for an administrative improvement program. At Pima County Community College District, he has overseen a $140 million construction program and computer software conversion.

Garcia received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and his Master's Degree in business Administration from National University. He serves the National Association of College and University Business Officials in several capacities.

He will take over from Suzanne Green, who has served as interim Vice President since the departure of Ernest Zomalt. Zomalt retired June 30, 2000 after serving the University in several positions since 1990.

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