Administrative Search

Vice President, Administration & Finance Finalists

There are three finalists for the Vice President of the Division of Administration & Finance position who will be visiting the campus on May 13, May 14 and May 15, 2014. We encourage the University community to attend the open forums scheduled for each candidate.

If you have any questions, you may contact Susan Sanders who is providing administrative support to the search committee, at x3301. 

Sue Mitchell Fuciarelli

Sue Mitchell Fuciarelli

Campus Open Forum
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:00-1:00 pm
LIB South 1940

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Sue Mitchell Fuciarelli is a CPA and earned her BSBA (double major in Accounting and Marketing) from the University of Central Florida, and her MBA in Management from the University of South Florida. 

She has held Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) positions at three universities - including managerial, financial, and operational oversight of all of the functional units that currently report to CSUDH’s VPAF/CFO.  Two of her VPFA positions were at public universities – The Citadel and Valdosta State University, a University System of Georgia comprehensive university ($200M annual budget).  She also served as VPFA at Charleston Southern University, an entrepreneurial private university. 

Earlier in her career, she gained valuable corporate leadership experience at global Fortune 500 and 1,000 corporations.  Her hands-on experience working in industry and at public and private universities will provide a fresh perspective to leverage CSUDH’s tremendous assets.  Below are examples of her experience:  

  • Enhanced student access and career success (expanded student payment plan options; developed Student Stipend Program; provided intern opportunities). 
  • Provided fiscal stability and increased revenue (refinanced bonds to generate $14.6M in savings; developed 80 acres of raw land into income-producing property including a national chain hotel). 
  • Supported excellence in academic programs (established recurring funding pools for teaching, research, and academic priorities; constructed/renovated science buildings, classrooms, faculty offices, and student spaces).
  • Supported enrollment management initiatives (enhanced student experience through mobile-app technology: e-Billing, e-Refunds, bus tracking, emergency procedures, residence hall repairs, and food pick-up; constructed/renovated student housing, student support services, and athletic facilities).
  • Enhanced quality and cost effectiveness of support services (renegotiated dining contract generating $10M of new revenue plus enhanced services; bookstore renovation along with enhanced services; enhanced campus safety and security; automated business operations; and implemented VoIP).    
  • Engaged the community for support (partnered with State Legislators and community leaders to garner $35.8M of state funding for new Health Sciences and Business building; received $2.5M STEM Center funding to renovate existing facilities; requested $1.9M for one-stop-shop and advising center).
  • Spearheaded sustainability initiatives (converted parking lot lighting to LED; built buildings to LEED green certification standards; awarded Tree Campus USA designation; submitted Climate Commitment Plan).
  •  Supported employee retention and compensation initiatives (implemented benchmarking, salary compression adjustments, and “Wellness Program” base pay increases) 

Ms. Fuciarelli is a strong supporter of CSUDH’s goals of providing student access grounded in academic excellence to prepare students for success in a global economy.