New Director of Acquisitions Management

From the AVP of Finance:

I am very pleased to announce that Kathleen Prunty will be joining us as Director of Acquisitions Management on Monday, March 26th. Kathleen has an impressive mix of CSU, and private sector experience. For the past 10 years, Kathleen has led Procurement and Support Services at the Pomona campus. Before joining the CSU, she held logistics, supply chain and sales positions in private industry. Kathleen received a BA in Organizational Studies from Pitzer College and she is a Certified Purchasing Manager.

Kathleen is well known throughout the CSU system. Having served in several officer positions with the Procurement & Support Services Officers Association, she is known as a strong leader and a highly regarded procurement professional. What impresses me most about Kathleen is her commitment to staff development and continuous learning; she regularly teaches courses in purchasing and negotiation for the CSU and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO). Kathleen has an engaging presence and a “bias to action” that will serve SJSU well.

Please join me in giving Kathleen a big Spartan welcome.

New Moving and Relocation Guide

The “Moving Regulations” section of the SJSU Travel Guide has been removed and now exists as a separate, Moving and Relocation Guide.  The guidelines have been updated to include more clearly defined approval requirements with $ amount thresholds. Also, the “Reportable and Taxable Expenses” section has been re-labeled as “Taxability of Moving and Relocation Expense Reimbursements”, and reflects the change in taxability due to the tax reform bill enacted on December 22, 2017, and effective January 1, 2018.

If any questions, contact Finance Support at or 4-1558.  Please forward this message to any staff or faculty you feel should be notified.


New Special Projects Manager for Finance

From Marna Genes, AVP-Finance:

I am pleased to announce a new position for Shauna Rios in the Finance group. On March 19th, Shauna will assume the role of Manager-Special Projects. Her portfolio is best described as wide-ranging – it includes Public Records Act requests, business process redesign, change management, and project management. In this new role, Shauna’s focus will be on improving your experience with our systems, processes, procedures and policies. Her efforts will guide us in providing better resources (education), streamlining processes, and increasing response times. I hope you will partner with her in this new and exciting role.

About Shauna: Shauna started with SJSU in 2007 as the Assistant to the AVP of Finance. Her commitment to customer service made her stand out as an ideal candidate to lead Finance’s customer service team in 2011, and she was one of the founding members of the Finance Support unit when it formed in 2013. Shauna holds a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU Stanislaus, where she also worked prior to coming to SJSU.