Message from President Roberts: Temporary Changes in the Office of Business & Administrative Services

Dear Colleague,

I’d like to announce temporary changes in the Office of Business & Administrative Services following last week’s announcement that Stuart Trippel, Senior Executive Director & CFO, is retiring from public service at the College.

Stuart’s last day in his current position will be Friday, March 15. After that time, the interim reporting relationships will be as follows while we conduct a search for a replacement:

  • Jason Francois, Director of Facilities and Capital Projects, along with Edwin Lucero, Director of Safety, Security & Emergency Management, and Leah Pearce, Director of Auxiliary Services, will report to Veronica Zura, Executive Director of Human Resources. Also, Andy Conrad, Digital Printing Technician, will report to Leah Pearce.
  • Jennifer Fenske, Director of Financial Services, will report to Satoko Prigmore, Director of Resource Allocation & Reporting.
  • Both Veronica Zura and Satoko Prigmore will report to me.
  • Chris Melton, Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid Services, will report to Marisa Herrera, Vice President for Students, Equity & Success.
  • Gary Kalbfleisch, Director of Technology Support Services, will report to Ann Garnsey-Harter, Executive Director of Virtual Campus & Instructional Technology.

I want to thank Ann Garnsey-Harter, Marisa Herrera, Satoko Prigmore, and Veronica Zura for assuming additional responsibilities during this time of transition as we search for a Vice President for Business & Administrative Services.

A few functions of interest to the wider campus will change as well. Meals and light refreshments forms, along with air travel booking, will be processed in Financial Services. Contracts will be coordinated for review and signature by Satoko Prigmore. 

Veronica Zura will serve as the College’s ethics officer. Lori Yonimitsu will serve as the College’s public records officer.

I intend to recruit for a Vice President for Business & Administrative Services with the hope that the position will be filled by mid-summer 2019. Now that Bill Saraceno is serving as the Interim Chief Financial Officer, Stuart Trippel may need to interact with us to provide specific information related to work in the Office of Business & Administration or information related to our ongoing capital projects.

If you have any questions, please work with your dean, director, or vice president, or address questions to me, Veronica Zura, or Satoko Prigmore, as appropriate.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.


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