Leadership Transition in Administration & Finance

July 20, 2020

Doug Dawes, who has honorably served Humboldt State University since 2017 as the Vice President for Administration & Finance, has stepped down from his appointment. 

Mr. Dawes has been active in the community and spearheaded several initiatives during his time at HSU, including the Trinity Annex project and the Small Business Development Center relocation to Eureka. 

Effective July 21, 2020, Sherie Cornish Gordon will serve as the Chief of Staff & Interim Vice President for Administration & Finance. Lisa Bond-Maupin will serve as the Acting Deputy Chief of Staff & Special Assistant to the President. Dr. Bond-Maupin will be reassigned many of the Chief of Staff day-day duties while Sherie is focused on the Administrative Affairs Division. In addition, Dr. Bond-Maupin will assist the campus greatly as we strive toward accreditation and strategic and institutional planning. Dr. Bond-Maupin will begin her appointment on July 31. Rosamel Benavides-Garb will remain as Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences during this time. These appointments are anticipated to end January 31, 2021. 

Information on permanently filling the vacancy for the Vice President for Administration & Finance will be provided at a later date.

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