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Chris Shay, Interim Vice President

As Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, Chris Shay provides financial and administrative leadership to support the core activities and mission of the University. Chris oversees financial management, administrative services, housing and dining services, construction and facilities maintenance, investment management, real estate, campus safety, internal audit, and risk management.

 

As Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services , Jane oversees Housing, Off Campus Student Housing, Dining Services, the Adobe Lodge, the Bronco Corner Bookstore, ACCESS Office, Conference Services, and exclusive University vendor contracts.

Jane joined SCU in 1980 after working at UCLA and California Microwave in Silicon Valley. Prior to her appointment as Assistant Vice President in 2004, Jane held the positions of University Budget Director, Project Manager for the Vice President of Administration and Finance, and Director of ACCESS Card Services.

Jane holds a B.A. from UCLA and a Masters in Education Administration from SCU. She is a member of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, the National Association of Campus Card Users, and the Association of College and University Housing Officers International.

As Associate Vice President for Finance, Harry's responsibilities include all aspects of finance, budgeting, accounting, student accounts and support services. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and University of Houston with a MBA in Finance. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Harry joined Santa Clara University as Controller in 1993 and was appointed to his present position in 1995. His prior experience includes a number of years in industry and as Director of Financial Accounting for the University of Houston System.

He is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the National Association of College and University Finance Officers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served on accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. He serves on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer for the Mission City Community Fund.

As the Chief Investment Officer, John Kerrigan oversees the investment activities of the University. John is primarily responsible for optimizing the risk-adjusted return of the University Endowment fund. John also coordinates key activities related to investments with the Board of Trustees Investment Committee, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, investment advisors, money managers and other financial institutions.

Prior to coming to the University in 2002, John was the Managing Director responsible for Merrill Lynch's Institutional Client Division for the Western United States. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 1994, John held various sales and product management roles at Salomon Brothers for 14 years in the U.S. and Japan.

Since 2005, John has been a Director and Trustee of BlackRock's iShares Funds, a $350 billion exchange traded fund (ETF) complex. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the San Francisco Financial Analysts Society, and Associate at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and a member of the Hoover Council at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. John also chairs the Board of Directors of the BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner City Children) and is a Trustee of Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton. He is an alumnus of Boston College.

Chris is the Assistant Vice President for University Operations at Santa Clara University. Chris's primary responsibility is to provide the highest quality physical environment while ensuring the safety of all students, employees and visitors. To facilitate this goal, Chris oversees the departments of Campus Safety, Transportation Services, Facilities, Planning and Projects, Utilities, Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Management and Business Services as well as the Center for Sustainability and the Office for Cultural Resource Management. Chris also provides leadership in all long-range Master Planning issues as they relate to University Operations.

Chris joined the University in November 2014 after two years as Director of Facilities and Capital Planning for the Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences and five years as the Director of Capital Projects  for the Stanford School of Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Construction Management from Michigan State University. 

Sonia Wymiarkiewicz is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Sonia graduated from San Jose with a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations and the University of San Francisco with a Masters of Art in Sport Management.

Sam Florio is the Director, Risk management and Compliance at Santa Clara University (SCU) and the Group Risk Administrator for the California Province of the Society of Jesus Insurance Group (CPSJIG). The CPSJIG consists of California’s three Jesuit Universities - University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, and Loyola Marymount University, their religious communities, Jesuit High School, Sacramento and the California Province of the Society of Jesus (CPSJ) and its related sites. As director, he is responsible for identifying, managing, and/or transferring risk for the CPSJ and SCU, as well as actively aiding in managing risk for the Jesuit communities and high school. In conjunction with the risk managers of the other universities, he consistently shares best practices in risk transfer, control, and avoidance. Mr. Florio has taught a course, “The Law in Higher Education,” in the Santa Clara University School of Education’s Higher Education Administration master’s degree program. He has been in insurance and risk management since 1994, working for various insurance brokerage firms and a workers’ compensation defense law firm. He has a degree in history and a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University.