June 5, 2017
Announcing Appointment of Permanent VP for Business & Finance
Dear Campus Community,
It is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of Mr. Darrell Haydon as the new Vice President for Business and Finance / Chief Financial Officer.
Darrell has served in the interim role at Stan State since January 2017 and previously spent the last nine years at CSU East Bay. Darrell joined CSU East Bay in 2008 as University Controller and was promoted to Associate Vice President of Financial Services in 2013. In the AVP role, Darrell had responsibility for all of the financial operations and support organizations for the university and for three 501(c)3 auxiliary organizations. Last year, East Bay's accounting team was recognized by the Chancellor's Office as having the best overall annual close, earning the coveted number one cover spot on the cover of the CSU annual financial statements.
Darrell has also been involved in a number of systemwide finance and accounting efforts. He was the Vice Chair for the CSU Financial Officers Association and served on the planning committee for the annual CSU business conference that drew over 450 attendees this year. Darrell also hosts the annual CSU 101 training that provides three days of intense training to nearly one hundred new financial services employees from all twenty-three campuses and the Chancellor's Office. In addition, Darrell has been leading the CFS enhancement effort and serves as one of five advisers on the CSU Enterprise Information Systems Advisory Committee for Finance Information Systems. Darrell has also been a lecturer at CSU East Bay, teaching Governmental Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, and Managerial Accounting.
Darrell brings over thirty years of progressive leadership and management experience to Stan State. Initially enlisting in the United States Marine Corps when he was seventeen, Darrell has consistently sought out challenges and opportunities to contribute to the success of the teams he supports. Darrell's professional career began at Pacific Bell where he served in a variety of IT, accounting, and finance roles. During the dot-com days, Darrell worked at several start-ups in Director and Corporate Controller roles. Darrell's next spent four years at Educational Testing Service as the Director for Financial Accounting before being offered the University Controller position at CSU East Bay.
As a product of the California State University system, Darrell earned his BS in Business Administration at CSU East Bay. He went on to earn his MBA in Finance from St. Mary's College and holds a number of professional certifications including a CPA, a CGMA, and a CIA. Currently Darrell is pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership for Social Justice at CSU East Bay and is looking forward to completing his dissertation in spring 2018. His dissertation is focused on identifying the financial knowledge that college students need in order to successfully navigate the money management issues they face while in college. He hopes his work will help improve the graduation rates for all students and in particular, first-generation and traditionally marginalized students.
Darrell shared, "I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the Stan State community and to support President Junn. As a strong advocate for transparency and collaboration, I will continue to enthusiastically look for opportunities to discuss the financial and business operations of the campus with faculty, staff, and students. I am looking forward to working with and supporting all of the different constituencies that serve this wonderful university."
Please join me in congratulating Darrell on his new appointment. We are thrilled that he will continue to serve as an integral member of the Stanislaus State leadership team.