Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) is one of five divisions of the University: Academic Affairs, Community Engagement, FAS, Student Affairs, and University Advancement. FAS plays an instrumental role in supporting our campus community by managing University resources and ensuring fiscal, legal, and regulatory compliance for the campus.
FAS is comprised of 200 employees within six subdivisions: Administration, Business & Financial Services (BFS), CSUSM Corporation, Facilities Development & Management (FDM), Office of Human Resources (OHR), and the University Police Department (UPD).Each of our subdivisions performs a core function of our overall mission, “Excellence in service, partnerships, and results.”
In almost 13 years at CSUSM, Neal Hoss has led two of the five divisions on campus: FAS and University Advancement. From 2005 to 2008, as the vice president of FAS, Neal focused on building an infrastructure to support CSUSM through its accelerated growth, which was complicated by several difficult budget years. In 2008, Neal began a successful eight-year appointment as VP of University Advancement, during which he helped build a cohesive team responsible for establishing CSUSM’s first philanthropic board and launching a comprehensive campaign to raise $50 million.
In November 2016, Neal Hoss returned to FAS as Vice President and CFO to help move the University into a stronger fiscal position. He established a cross-divisional budget committee that implemented university-first solutions for addressing problems and initiated creative funding strategies and solutions that ensure students, faculty and staff are well supported.
Neal has a strong commitment to transparency in budgeting, collaborating with the campus community and partners to achieve the University’s mission, and to promoting a positive work environment for FAS employees and the University.
VP’s Coffee Hour
Once a month, Neal holds coffee hour meetings with FAS employees as a way to encourage people to ask questions, share ideas, and give feedback over a cup of their favorite coffee. These are informal gatherings, and all FAS employees are welcome to attend. These times are especially great for new employees to begin to make connections with others in the division, so if you haven’t attended a Coffee Hour yet, look for an invitation in your email inbox and please sign up!