Colin Donahue

Chief Financial Officer at California State University, Northridge

Colin Donahue

Colin Donahue

Chief Financial Officer at California State University, Northridge

Biography

Colin Donahue
Vice President of Administration and Finance

As the Vice President for Administration and Finance, Colin Donahue directs a wide range of campus departments that provide essential services to students, faculty, staff, and the external community. He oversees university fiscal operations, facility construction and maintenance, police services, parking, intercollegiate athletics, human resource administration, and internal audit. He also serves as a member of the CSUN Foundation, the North Campus-University Park Development Corporation and several other campus boards and committees.

Donahue came to CSUN in 1996 to assist in the campus reconstruction following the 1994 Northridge earthquake. He led this $400 million program, as well as the subsequent $450 million master plan development program that reshaped the campus physical environment. Prior to his appointment as the Vice President for Administration and Finance in 2013, he served the university in several leadership positions within facilities management, most recently as Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operations. He is active in developing policy and promoting best practices across the CSU, having served as chair of the CSU Executive Facilities Officers affinity group from 2005 to 2010.

Prior to his arrival at CSUN, Donahue spent a number of years in the design and construction industry managing a variety of major development projects. He earned a B.S. in Engineering Technology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a Master of Public Administration degree from CSUN.

Overview
Career Highlights

California State University, Northridge

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President at California State University - Northridge Foundation

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Chief Financial Officer at California State University - Northridge Foundation

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Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs at California State University, Northridge

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President at California State University, Northridge

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Vice President for Business & Financial Affairs & Chief Financial Officer at San Diego State University

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Managing Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

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Executive Officer at HAR-WC Portfolio LLC

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Former Director, Early Intervention Program for Infants & Toddlers at California State University, Northridge

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Assistant Professor, Philosophy at California State University, Northridge

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Colin Donahue
Chief Financial Officer at California State University, Northridge
Education
Master of Public Administration

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.

B.S. in Engineering Technology

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is a public polytechnic university located in Pomona, California, United States. It is one of two polytechnics in the 23-member California State University system and one of only seven in all of the United States. The university is the second largest campus in the CSU, and with an enrollment of 22,156 students, it is the second largest polytechnic university in the United States. Cal Poly is referred to as "one of the finest and most diverse public universities in the United States, widely recognized for its applied research programs and hands-on education" by the 111th United States Congress.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer
1996 - Current

California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community of 38,310 students and more than 4,000 faculty and staff, sited on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. As you explore the university's web site, you will find ample evidence of Cal State Northridge's commitment to the educational and professional goals of students, and its extensive service to the community.

Boards & Committees
Secretary & Treasurer, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current

The California State University, Northridge Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit California Corporation that serves as an auxiliary organization to California State University, Northridge. The corporation is organized exclusively for scientific, literary and educational purposes within the meaning of a University Auxiliary under Section 89901(d) of the California Education Code.

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