New and Improved Finance Website

With the campus migration to OU Campus, the new web content management system, the Finance Service Group took the opportunity to evaluate and redesign our web presence. We are happy to announce the launch of a new and improved Finance website!

We discovered that having different websites for each department led, in some cases, to duplicate information, and in other cases, information that was difficult to find. We now have one, customer service oriented, website: Finance. Departments should find the website easier to navigate with information, forms, guidelines and policies in one place. FinanceConnect also has a presence on the website, providing news and announcements, links to our blog, and documentation for staff and Approving Officials.

Sessions focused on the new navigation are being developed and will be offered beginning in January. We hope you find our new website to be as improved as we do!

Compview Pricing Agreement

In support of the Vision 2017 Agility through Technology, SJSU has secured significantly discounted pricing for a variety of routinely purchased IT products through Compview. Advantages to this agreement include:

  • Secure discounted prices that avoid market price fluctuations
  • Clearly stated pricing and discounts
  • Items are readily available
  • Fewer requests for quotes from multiple vendors

A list of items available for discounted purchase is available at Compview Pricing. To order from this list, please submit a requisition. At this time, Compview is not able to accept credit card payments. 

This agreement is non-exclusive and Contracts and Purchasing Services may obtain favorable pricing from other vendors.

Finance Personnel Changes

Contracts and Purchasing Services Manager Named

We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Contracts and Purchasing Services Manager, Valorie Gale.

Valorie comes to SJSU with more than 15 years of procurement management experience in the State of California and extensive knowledge of business process analysis and improvement. Valorie has served in various procurement management roles for major California Educational Institutions, most recently as the District Business Manager for Mammoth Unified School District. Prior to that, Valorie was with the Contra Costa Community College District as the Director of Purchasing. Valorie holds a B.S. in Business Management from Cal Poly Pomona as well as an Original Lifetime Certification in Purchasing Manangement.

Please join us in welcoming Valorie to SJSU.

Paul Siegel, Director of Accounting, to Retire

Paul Siegel, Director of Accounting Services, has announced his retirement at the end of December.

Paul joined SJSU more than 23 years ago and has been a leader and a resource in helping the campus manage and understand our finances. Over the past decade as Director, Paul led us through improvements in accounting services while adapting to Chancellor's Office and State Controller's Office requirements.

We wish Paul well in his retirement.