A message from Vice President Allen-Diaz naming Tu Tran AVP-Business Operations
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tu Tran as assistant vice president for Business Operations in UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, starting on Nov. 26, 2012.
After a nationwide search, Mr. Tran comes to us from his current position as senior associate director of UC San Francisco’s Financial Service Center. He brings exceptional budget and finance experience in higher education to this important position. His skill set is well-suited to continuing the administrative and organizational progress we have made, helping us generate new revenue streams, improving efficiencies to further reduce costs, and helping advance the UC ANR Strategic Vision.
He will oversee departments of budget and finance, contracts and grants, business services, compliance and control, and staff human resources and provide administrative support for the Division’s statewide programs and special projects.
He will represent UC ANR within the Office of the President in all matters concerning resource planning and administration, as well as serving as the Division’s representative to Universitywide committees including campus vice chancellors for budget and planning and the vice chancellors of administration.
Before leading the formation of the UCSF Financial Service Center, which serves nine departments, Tran served as associate director of Finance and Accounting for UCSF Capital Programs and Facilities Management from 2008 to 2010. Before he joined UCSF, he was vice president for Finance and Business Operations for Sonoma Spa Resorts–Crescent Real Estate Equities from 2000 to 2007 and director of Business Services and Information Systems for UC Berkeley’s Physical Plant from 1999 to 2000.
Tran earned a B.S. in business administration–accounting from San Francisco State University and a J.D. from San Francisco Law School.
Please join me in welcoming Tu Tran to his new position with UC ANR.