Announcing New Sr. Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Services

Administration and Finance Vice President Charlie Faas is pleased to announce Maureen Pasag as our new Senior Associate Vice President, Finance and Business Services.  Maureen G. Pasag, CPA, MPA is a top performing higher education administrator with 16+ years of progressive experience serving in key finance, accounting, budget, and audit leadership roles.  She is passionate about improving business processes to enhance students, faculty, and staff experiences on campuses.  She will join SJSU January 8, 2024.

Maureen recently served as the Associate Vice President of Financial Services at California State University (CSU), East Bay where she was responsible for financial reporting, accounting, budget, procurement, accounts payable, student financial services, and business support services for the university and its auxiliaries. The auxiliaries include Associated Students, Inc. (student governance), Foundation (philanthropic), and Educational Foundation (research and grants). She advises the university, auxiliaries, and enterprise units in financial matters impacting operations to comply with state, CSU, and university policies.  She has also served at San Francisco State and the Chancellor’s Office during her career.

Maureen is a personable, thoughtful, analytical, and strategic leader. Her collaborative style and creative problem solving has enabled her to successfully lead a large financial services team focused on process improvements, fiscal compliance, and customer service. She proved to be an empathetic, flexible, and effective leader during the pandemic time of uncertainty and throughout significant organizational changes.

Maureen earned her master’s degree in public administration at CSU, East Bay and her bachelor’s in accounting from CSU, Northridge. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with the state of CA.

Update – Travel to Banned States Repealed

Update 9/27/2023: For clarification, departments no longer need to submit the Travel to Banned States Form for any domestic travel for trips that occurred on or after September 14, 2023.


Governor Newsom signed SB 447 on September 13, 2023 repealing AB 1887, the state travel ban.

Effective immediately, state funds may be used for travel to all states. If the travel occurred prior to September 13, 2023, departments will need to ensure that non-state funds are used for reimbursement. However, if the travel occurred September 14th or later, state funds may be used. Please share this message with any staff or faculty you feel may benefit from this information. 

If you have any questions, please contact FinanceConnect at or Payment Services, An Le at or 408-924-1572.

AB 1887 – SB447 Amendment

CA State Legislature Page for SB447


SB447 – PDF

New FABS Enrichment Series – Survey on Session Topics

The Finance and Business Services leadership team is excited to share plans for a new FABS Enrichment Series, a reworked format of our previously offered SJSU Business Conference.

We Want to Hear From You!

Initial presentation topics are identified and displayed in the FABS Enrichment Series Survey.  We’re asking FinanceConnect subscribers to provide input on their level of interest and importance. Please provide input on your level of interest, how important the subjects are to you and your job, and share ideas you may have for future topics. The responses we receive will inform the presentation schedule.

The survey is open and collecting responses through Thursday, August 31, 2023. Log in today to help shape future FABS learning opportunities!  


Launched in 2019, the SJSU FABS Business Conference was designed for SJSU employees with finance responsibilities who were new to campus or their position, providing tutelage beyond our routine training sessions and workshops. The first conference was held in-person over two half-days. In subsequent years, we hosted the conference virtually during the course of a week.

Recognizing the challenges of time commitment and campus activities taking place within the concurrent academic, fiscal and annual calendars, we’ve shifted to expand our content and present bundled topics through the fiscal year in the FABS Enrichment Series.