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.