Ysabel Trinidad

Ysabel joined CI in December 2011, as the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs Division. She previously served as the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at University of Washington Tacoma.  Prior to that, she spent 12 years at University of Texas at San Antonio. Ysabel holds a B.S., Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration from CSU Fresno and an M.B.A. from St. Mary's University, San Antonio.

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Jim August

Jim August joined CI in 2019 as the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology.  He has over 20 years of experience in information technology and previously served as the Chief Information Security Officer at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and as the Director of Information Security at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.  Jim holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

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Nathan Bowden

Nathan joined CI in June 2016 and now serves as the Director of Strategic Operations. Nathan has close to 20 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors, including over 15 years as an attorney with a background in contracts, public information law, privacy and intellectual property. More recently, Nathan's work has focused on web communications, project management and process improvement. Nathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in History from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Stephanie Bracamontes

Stephanie Bracamontes is the Interim Assistant Vice President for Financial Services/Controller in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. She joined CI in 2006, has over 18 years of management experience and previously worked in local government, corporate retail and the gasoline and petroleum wholesale industry.  Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accountancy from California State University, Northridge.

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Elaine Crandall

Elaine Crandall is the Associate Vice President for Business Transformation and Support in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. She brings over 30 years of management experience from the private sector in aerospace manufacturing, infrared technology research and development, private non-profit, and local government.  Elaine holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Pepperdine University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California Lutheran University.  She is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Kent State University.

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Thomas Hunt

Thomas Hunt joined CI in October 2017 and is the interim Assistant Vice President for Facilities Services in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. He brings over 20 years of facilities management experience from the U.S. Navy, Federal Government, and a private university.  Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Florida at Gainesville.  He is a California licensed professional engineer, Certified Energy Manager and Certified Educational Facilities Professional.

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Michael Morris

Michael joined CI in December 2006 as a Lieutenant, and was appointed Chief of Police in February 2018.  A law enforcement officer since 1992, Michael’s previous service was with CSU Bakersfield and the City of Lemoore.  As the police chief, Michael oversees the University Police Department, Transportation & Parking, and Environmental Health & Safety work groups.  He holds a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Public Administration from CSU Bakersfield, and is a graduate of the California Law Enforcement Command College.

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Laurie Nichols

Laurie Nichols joined CI in August 2012 and is the interim Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. She has been a Human Resources professional for over 25 years, coming from the private sector.  Laurie also serves as a member of the President’s Planning and Policy Council at CI.  She holds current certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resources Management.

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Barbara Rex

Barbara Rex is the Assistant Vice President for Budget, Planning and Analysis in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. She brings over 30 years of experience in financial planning, project management and strategic planning in private higher education, aerospace manufacturing and legal industries. Barbara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mercyhurst University along with a Master’s Degree in Contracts and Acquisition Management.

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