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UCLA names Gregg Goldman new vice chancellor and chief financial officer

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Gregg Goldman
University of Arizona

Gregg Goldman

Gregg Goldman has been named vice chancellor and chief financial officer for UCLA, effective Oct. 22.

Goldman, who previously served as director of financial services for the UCLA Library system, returns to Westwood from the University of Arizona where he is senior vice president for business affairs and CFO. As the campus’ senior business and financial officer, he has responsibility for a variety of operating units and functions, including financial services, university budget and planning, capital design and construction, real estate, internal audit, human resources, institutional equity, risk management, public media, facilities, parking and transportation, sustainability and university police.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona in January 2015, Goldman was senior associate dean and CFO for the USC Marshall School of Business (2003–14); senior assistant dean for the UC Irvine Graduate School of Management (1996–2003); director of financial services for the UCLA Library system (1991–96); and chief financial and operations officer at private companies in the Los Angeles area (1984–91).

“I am excited and humbled to be rejoining the Bruin community as UCLA’s next vice chancellor and CFO, and looking forward to working with Chancellor Gene Block, Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh, and the entire university community to help UCLA continue its growth and aspirations as the top public, urban, research university,” Goldman said.

Goldman is past president of the Board of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers and past chair for the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the preeminent professional associations for higher education business and finance professionals representing 2,100 U.S. colleges and universities. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Thomas Edison State College and M.B.A. from Cal Poly Pomona.

“With Gregg’s more than 25 years of experience in major public and private academic organizations and his proven track record in financial and operational  leadership, strategic program development and administration, Chancellor Block and I are confident that he will be an extraordinary addition to our campus leadership team,” Waugh said in an announcement to the campus community. “We look forward to working with him and with each of you to advance our shared goals for UCLA.”

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