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Humboldt State University
August 13, 2012 – New Vice President

Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce that Ms. Joyce Lopes is joining us as our new Vice President for Administration and Finance, effective Oct.1. She brings outstanding professional credentials to HSU.

Joyce comes to us from Western Placer Unified School District, Lincoln, CA, where she is Chief Business Officer and Assistant Superintendent.

She has an exemplary 30-year career in education administration, including fiscal affairs, financial systems, accounting software, strategic planning, labor relations and risk management.

A certified public accountant, Joyce holds a master's in business administration and an exclusive certificate from the Chief Business Officer Leadership Institute sponsored by the California Association of School Business Officers. She is also a trained consultant in interest-based negotiations.

Prior to her service at Western Placer, Joyce was director of finance at Sierra Joint Community College, director of grants and contracts administration at the CSU Sacramento Foundation and controller at Colorado College, Colorado Springs.

The Search Committee and those who met Joyce during her campus visit spoke highly of her sincere dedication to students, the exceptional breadth and depth of her experience and her skill at teamwork. She cherishes our sense of community.

I thank the members of the Search Committee for their diligence and hard work and invite you to join me for a reception to welcome Joyce at a time to be announced later.


Signature - Rollin C. Richmond
Rollin C. Richmond