Farewell: CFO Doug Dawes

Dec. 1, 2016

Best Wishes, Doug Dawes

Dear Campus Community,

It is with a heavy heart, that I have accepted the resignation of Doug Dawes, Vice President for Business and Finance. He has chosen to leave our campus to be with his wife, who has embarked on a new career path out of state. Since his arrival to our campus, he has been a tremendous advocate for student success, environmental sustainability, made improvements to our information technology, and has been a careful advisor on fiscal matters and the budget.

Under Doug's leadership, the Business and Finance team has won systemwide awards for the new cooling tower filtering project that saved our campus over five million gallons of water annually, implemented numerous paperless processes throughout campus, created the Barnes & Noble textbook charging program that allowed students to charge textbooks to their student accounts, upgraded the entire campus' network infrastructure, implemented online parking permit sales, assisted with the design and development of the new University Student Union, and launched the classroom technology upgrade process. In addition, Doug oversaw all areas of the Foundation Board and recently helped in the transition of the board back to University Advancement. After the transition, he continued to play a key role as the treasurer of the board, managing investments and audit and compliance areas.

In talking with Faculty Speaker Stuart Sims he said about Doug, "I've enjoyed my work with Doug Dawes a great deal. He is an enthusiastic and supportive member of our campus community, and his leadership and willingness to actively collaborate has greatly enhanced the connections and communication between Business & Finance and the campus as a whole. While I wish him only the best and offer my support as he and his family transition to a new chapter, we will miss him here."

Although his time with us was short, his tremendously positive impact on Stanislaus State will be with us for years to come. His kind and thoughtful demeanor will be greatly missed across campus. Please join me in wishing Doug and his family the best of luck in this new chapter.

Doug will be with us until December 16th. The division of Business and Finance, in collaboration with the President's Office, will be hosting a reception in his honor from 3pm-4:30pm in MSR 290 on his last day. We hope you can stop by to give Doug your best wishes.

An announcement regarding an interim Vice President will come very soon. This month, we will embark on a national search for a new Vice President that will continue through the spring.

Ellen Junn