Richard P. West
Richard P. West
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Richard P. West

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
The California State University


M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1971)
A.B., economics, University of California, Santa Cruz (1969)

Professional History

California State University
Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer (1999- ); Senior Vice Chancellor (1996-99); Vice Chancellor, Business and Finance (1994-96); Professor, School of Business and Economics, Sonoma State University (1995-)

University of California
Associate Vice President, Information Systems and Administrative Services (1989-93); Assistant Vice President, Information Systems and Administrative Services and Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President, Administration (1985-89); Acting Assistant Vice President, University Benefit Programs 1984-85); Assistant Vice President, Information Systems and Services (1979-85)

Other Offices

Chair, the Association of American Universities Task Force for a National Strategy for Managing Scientific & Technological Information (1992-94)

Member, Board of Directors, Advanced Networks and Services, Inc. (1990- )

Chair, Steering Committee of the Coalition for Networked Information, sponsored by the American Research Libraries, CAUSE, and EDUCOM (1990- )

Board member, National Association of College and University Business Officers (1996-99)

Board member, EDUCAUSE, the association for managing and using information resources in higher education (1998-2000)

Instructor, University Extension, UC Berkeley (1987-94); Adjunct Lecturer, Haas School of Business Administration, UC Berkeley (1984-94)

General Partner, University Press Books, Berkeley (1975- )

Selected Publications and Presentations

"The New Economics of Academic Libraries," the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (upcoming).

"The Role of the Chief Financial and Business Officer," the College and University Business Administrator, Sixth Edition.

"Establishment of the GPO WINDO/Gateway: An Interview. EDUCOM Review Speaks with William H. Graves and Richard West," EDUCOM Review, Jan.-Feb. 1993.

"The NREN: Opportunities for College and University Administration," CAUSE/EFFECT, Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer 1992 "Sustaining Excellence in the 21st Century: A Vision and Strategies for Higher Education Administration," with Richard N. Katz, CAUSE Professional Paper Series #8, April 1992.

"NREN Issues: Funding, Equity, Innovation," Association of Research Libraries Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Action, March 22, 1991.

"Implementing the Vision: A Framework and Agenda for Investing in Academic Computing," with Richard N. Katz, EDUCOM Review, Winter 1990.

"The Functions and Characteristics of the Academic Computing Environment," DET/CHE News (Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education), Spring 1990.