Administrative Affairs provides support to the educational mission of the University through the creation and maintenance of quality services which promote and enhance our teaching, learning, and working environments.

Welcome to Administrative Affairs

A photo of Joyce Lopes, Vice President of Administrative Affairs

Joyce Lopes, Vice President
of Administrative Affairs

Joyce Lopes joins Administrative Affairs as the new Vice President. With an exemplary 30-year career in education administration, Ms. Lopes comes to HSU from Western Placer Unified School District, where she was Chief Business Officer and Assistant Superintendent. Along with being a certified public accountant, Ms. Lopes holds a Master's in Business Administration and an exclusive certificate from the Chief Business Officer Leadership Institute sponsored by the California Association of School Business Officers. She is also a trained consultant in interest-based negotiations.

As Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Ms. Lopes takes over as Chief Financial Officer of the University, and reports directly to the University President for all matters related to the management and oversight of the business and financial affairs of the University, including implementation of all fiscal policies and regulations.

As one of four vice presidents, the Vice President for Administrative Affairs is a member of the President's executive management staff and plays a key role in the development of University policy; represents and acts for the President on matters of established policy within the University and The California State University System; represents the campus in dealings with other universities and with the local communities in matters of mutual interest and concern; and accepts specific delegations and assignments requiring coordination at senior administrative levels. The Vice President oversees a staff of approximately 275 persons.