Sara Bonakdar, Sr. Director of Business Services

An announcement from Kathleen Prunty, Interim Sr. AVP of Finance & Business Services:

I am pleased to announce Sara Bonakdar’s new role as Senior Director of Business Services. On July 1st, Sara will move to the new role and assume expanded responsibilities with oversight of University Risk Management, led by Marla Perez, and Commercial Services, led by Ray Luu, in addition to Strategic Sourcing.

Sara has been at SJSU five years working in a variety of roles within Strategic Sourcing. She currently serves on the systemwide Chief Procurement Officers Association as First Vice President. She has been recognized for several systemwide strategic contracts and is a leader amongst her peers.  Sara Bonakdar holds a MA in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno.

CFS Data Warehouse Refresh Schedule for June to August 2021

In support of year end processing, the CFS Data Warehouse will be running full (data) loads twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays at 2:00 a.m. Planned production run time delays are expected with anticipated finish times of 10 a.m. on each day listed below.

Wed – 6/23/2021
Sun – 6/27/2021
Wed – 6/30/2021
Sun – 7/4/2021
Wed – 7/7/2021
Sun – 7/11/2021
Wed – 7/14/2021
Sun – 7/18/2021
Wed – 7/21/2021
Sun – 7/25/2021
Wed – 7/28/2021
Sun – 8/1/2021
Wed – 8/4/2021
Sun – 8/8/2021
Wed – 8/11/2021
Sun – 8/15/2021
Wed – 8/18/2021
Sun – 8/22/2021
Wed – 8/25/2021
Sun – 8/29/2021

Shauna Rios, Director Finance Support & Innovation, accepts an expanded role within Finance & Business Services

On July 1st, Shauna will assume expanded responsibilities with oversight of Distribution & Asset Services in addition to her current role. Distribution & Asset Services is directly managed by Sonja Bowsky who has introduced several new technologies and process improvements. The new reporting arrangement will enable Shauna and Sonja to further collaborate on the unit’s continuous improvement plans.

Shauna has been at SJSU for 14 years and was one of the founding members of the Finance Support unit when it formed in 2013. Shauna’s current portfolio includes oversight of the Finance Support team, as well as finance business systems oversight. Alignment of the Finance Support and Distribution & Asset Services teams puts several support services into one unit and allows opportunities for continued process design.

Shauna Rios holds a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU Stanislaus and is a certified Prosci Change Practitioner and Trainer.