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Business & Finance


The Division of Business and Finance enables campuses to fulfill the educational mission of the California State University by providing effective and prudent support for budget and fiscal management, capital planning, information technology, public safety, risk management, and other administrative services.

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Steve Relyea

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Steve Relyea

Steve Relyea began his appointment as Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer, for the California State University, on April 30, 2014. His responsibilities at the Office of the Chancellor include the development and management of the CSU’s $6 billion budget. Relyea oversees the allocation of fiscal resources and the management of fiscal accountability, including financial reporting, treasury, debt, investments, risk management, public safety, and oversight of university auxiliary enterprises. He oversees the capital planning, design and construction and the information technology initiatives of the university system.

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DIVISION’S KEY INITIATIVES


  • Serve as a strategic resource and trusted partner for campuses to enhance student achievement.
  • Improve communication, increase transparency, and offer guidance to campuses.
  • Provide campuses with intuitive and flexible tools, so that they can provide outstanding services for students, faculty, and staff
  • Increase the availability and use of data for campuses.
  • Support remote and emergency operations across the system to aid campuses in time of crisis.
  • Provide technology that enhances virtual instructions and remote operations across the 23 campuses.
  • Simplify policies and procedures to reduce workload for campuses.
  • Reduce cycle time and improve the performance of our essential support services.
  • Research, advocate, and secure support for investment by the State.
  • Ensure effective stewardship of resources to maintain stakeholder and public trust.
  • Reduce costs, limit risk, and optimize return on investment; report results to stakeholders.
  • Strategically work with external partners to deliver needed facilities for a safe and engaging physical environment that is conducive to student learning and success.
  • Cultivate a climate of fairness, cooperation, and professionalism in the division.
  • Promote staff development, encourage creativity, and provide them with the skills to be successful.
  • Increase staff recognition and solicit ideas from staff to make Business & Finance a better workplace.

Business & Finance Departments


Budget Office

The Systemwide Budget Office guides the university’s annual budgetary process and conducts strategic financial planning that shapes the university.


Capital Planning, Design & Construction (CPDC)

CPDC oversees the construction and operations of buildings and other facilities on the CSU’s campuses.


Contract Services & Procurement (CSP)

CS&P operates as the chief procurement office for the CSU system and the Chancellor’s Office.


Financial Services

Financial Services provides financial gui​dance and support to the 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office in the CSU system.


Financing & Treasury

Financing & Treasury provides leadership in debt, cash management and investments.


Risk Management

This team works to minimize the impact of risk on students, employees, visitors and CSU resources, and plans and manages emergency response for the system.


Information Technology Services

ITS provides systemwide technology services for our 23 campuses enabling efficient, effective support of CSU students, faculty and staff.​