Beverly M. Finley

Alum Taking a Stan

Beverly Finley

'73, B.A. in Economics
'78, Masters in Public Administration

CSU Stanislaus alumna and retired adjunct instructor, Beverly Finley, has traveled to more than 40 countries. But with a career that ranges from legislative work to health care administration, Finley has much more than travel in her career background.

After earning both her B.A. in Economics and M.A. in Public Administration from CSU Stanislaus, she went on to a successful, 25-year career in the health care sector fulfilling the roles of Director of the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, CEO at Stanislaus Medical Center, Vice President at Emanuel Medical Center, Executive Director at the Stanislaus Surgery Center, and others.

"I think one of the most important parts of my career was getting my B.A. It gave me practice in how to do business. Both the B.A. and M.A. were paramount in pursuing a career in health care."

Since "retiring" in 2001, Finley was selected by Yale University and the Clinton Foundation to begin the task of modernizing the hospital system in Ethiopia in 2009. She is currently serving as co-chair of the Yes for Libraries 2012 Committee which is seeking to continue the 1/8 cent sales tax to support the Stanislaus libraries system.

"When we look at our lives, we should start by realizing we have been given much. Not to share blessings in our society is wrong."