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UCOP welcomes Peggy Arrivas as systemwide controller

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the confirmation of Peggy Arrivas as the newly appointed University of California Associate Vice President and Systemwide Controller.  Peggy is replacing John Plotts who left UCOP earlier this year for a position at UC San Francisco.  She begins work with us on May 24th.

As Associate Vice President, Peggy will serve as the Systemwide Controller for the University of California, and will be responsible for the development and implementation of accounting and financial policies for the University and its ten campuses, Medical Centers, UC Retirement System, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Campus Foundations.

Working closely with the Campus Controllers, she will oversee corporate accounting, development of systemwide accounting, payroll and tax policies and procedures, costing policy and analysis function, financial planning and analysis, endowment accounting and administration, Human Resources and Benefits, financial services and accounting. Peggy will provide systemwide campus support from a business, financial, and regulatory perspective for various business transactions of the University.

Peggy was selected following a nationwide search. She has a decade of affiliation with the University, serving first as part of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ leadership team during the University’s annual audit from 1999-2009 and most recently as Controller of the UC Davis Health System. She brings with her a strong accounting background, a unique combination of public and private sector experiences and established relationships with many campus leaders. Peggy shares the senior leadership’s commitment to efficiency and financial transparency.

Please join me in congratulating Peggy on this appointment and welcoming her as a permanent member of the Office of the President community.

Sincerely yours,

Peter Taylor
Chief Financial Officer


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