Maria Anguiano named UC Riverside vice chancellor for planning & budget
Maria Anguiano, best known at UCOP for her role as chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will leave OP to become UC Riverside’s vice chancellor for planning & budget and chief financial officer, effective Feb. 1.
The appointment was announced last month following a national search. Anguiano had recently been named interim deputy chief of staff for strategic planning and analysis in the president’s immediate office. In the past year she also served as a senior advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Post-Secondary Success Team.
“I’m sorry to see Maria go, but I’m so proud of this opportunity for her and the good mark I know she’ll make at UC Riverside,” said CFO Peter Taylor, who recruited Anguiano from graduate school to work with him at Lehman Brothers (now Barclays Capital), then from there to UC in 2009.
“Maria has brought to UC that kind of view that asks whether we can reassess how business has always been done,” Taylor added. It was her role as CFO director of strategic initiatives that allowed Anguiano to exercise her creative thinking about business operations, Taylor said.
He credited her with designing a systemwide chart of accounts for UC, which will allow all campuses to share a common financial system. She also developed UC’s strategic investment program, which allows campuses to borrow up-front funding for instituting efficiency measures, and the liquidity project, to improve the management of UC’s cash flow and working capital investment income.
Prior to joining UC, Anguiano was an associate vice president at Barclays Capital in San Francisco and worked at Deloitte & Touche in San Diego. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College.
For more, see the UC Riverside news announcement about the appointment.