Public Forums for VP of Administrative Services Candidates

Apr 24, 2019

Public Forums for VP of Administrative Services Candidates 

Fresno City College will hold public forums on Friday, April 26 for the three finalist vying to fill the Vice President of Administrative Services position.  The forums will be held in the Old Administration Building, classroom 271 at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Each candidate will make opening statements and then take questions from the audience.

Omar Gutierrez, 1:00 pm

Mr. Gutierrez has diverse fiscal experience in th public setting. His prior work experience includes positions at Fresno Unified School District, Tulare County, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, College of the Sequoias and most recently West Hills Community College District serving as Director of Fiscal Services for the District. 

Mr. Gutierrez holds a Master’s in Accountancy from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Fresno Pacific University, an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts from College of the Sequoias and a Chief Business Official Certificate from the California School Business Officials Association.

In his letter to the screening committee he wrote, “I understand the challenges community colleges face, a new funding formula that concentrates resources in outcomes, framing our academic and student services solutions in the guided pathway model, these topics concentrate our efforts to assist student achievement.”

 

Daniel Simms, 2:00 p.m.

Mr. Simms has experience in both the public and private sector.  He was the Director, Finance and Administration for KFSN, Channel 30 in Fresno.  More recently, he served as the Division Chief for the County of Fresno, Auditor-Controller/ Treasurer.

Mr. Simms graduated from the Concord School of Law, earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of the District of Columbia and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward.

In his submitted documentation he wrote of accomplishments, “…Provide(d) leadership in administration, Facility Maintenance and Security, direct the compilation of the multi-fund $3.0B County Wide Appropriations Budget, establish policies and procedures for the administration of the division, supervise, plan, organize, direct the preparation of all Financial Statements, Budgets and Strategic Plans.”

 

Stephon Knox, 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Knox brings comprehensive experience in financial management, marketing, and facilities operations in an educational environment.  He currently is serving as the Interim Assistant Vice-President, Auxiliary Enterprises at Howard University.  Prior to his interim position, he served as the Director of Contract Management, Auxiliary Enterprises at Howard.  Other administrative positions held include Director of Project Management at the Office of Ecclesiastical Counsel in Southfield, Michigan and Director of Finance at University of Phoenix in Columbia, Maryland.                                                                                                                        

Mr. Knox attended Ohio Dominican University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from St. Regis University.   He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary.

In his submitted documentation he wrote of accomplishments, “…with record of accomplishments in directing organization and its multiple constituencies through periods of transitions; proven adeptness with spearheading high-caliber teams, securing contracts and transactions, establishing long-term relationships to boost client base, identify opportunities with key stakeholders, vendors and professionals to identify opportunities for growth.”

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