The Division of Business and Financial Affairs (DBFA) supports the community by transforming the delivery of services through continuous improvements, providing a foundation that is knowledge driven, flexible in approach and entrepreneurial in spirit.

DBFA is comprised of eight units that support the University by providing essential services. The units include:

  • Administration:Human Resources, University Auxiliary Services, Title IX & Inclusion
  • Facilities Services: Building Maintenance; Custodial; Planning, Design and Construction Services; Mail Services; and Landscaping
  • Financial Services: Financial Services, Fiscal Services, Student Business Services, Budget & Planning, Procurement and Contract Services
  • Information Technology Services:User Services, Web Services, Infrastructure, Information Security, Project Management
  • Internal Audit
  • Public Safety: Police Services,Transportation and Parking Services and Environmental Health and Safety
  • Site Authority:Real Estate Services, P3 Projects, CI Power

Our Approach: Transformation

The challenges we face by reduced funding and anticipated campus growth requires a shift in the way we do business. In addition to incremental improvements in our operations, transformational changes to our unit, program leadership, and business strategies will help us achieve the next level of performance to serve 6,000 FTES and beyond. We are re-conceiving our programs and services, putting systems in place, and intentionally challenging ourselves as leaders. We are also empowering members of DBFA by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to fully participate in planning, implementation, assessment, and improvement processes.

Our Approach: Collaboration

As we build programs, create structures and processes, and provide next level services, we are deliberately invested in building relationships amongst DBFA units, with other campus units, and with our community partners. The results of these investments are developing in the form of partnerships, LEAN improvements and cost savings, as well as less tangible assets like strengthened trust, goodwill, and capacity for more effective change and further innovation.

CSU Channel Islands Division of Business and Financial Affairs consolidates a number of major University units under the leadership of Vice President Ysabel Trinidad. DBFA’s executive strategy team guides the organization through its mission and through its strategies, as noted on the DBFA Strategy Map.

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