July 25, 2022
Contact: Melissa Villarin
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office today announced the promotion of Wrenna Finche to the position of vice chancellor of fiscal health and accounting.
Finche will oversee the Chancellor’s Office fiscal standards, accounting, financial compliance, and risk management operations in support of promoting district fiscal health and aligning budget policy with the Vision for Success.
The unit is under the newly formed Institutional Supports and Success Office led by Executive Vice Chancellor Lizette Navarette. The office oversees the divisions of College Finance and Facilities Planning, Governmental Relations and the Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative.
“Finche brings a wealth of experience and expertise in issues dealing with college finance and state fiscal policy,” Navarette said. “This promotion strengthens a realigned team that leads resource allocation, advocacy, professional development and external engagement to better support students.”
Two other offices created under the Chancellor’s Office administrative realignment are:
- The Equitable Student Learning, Experience, and Impact Office, led by Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado. The divisions under this office include Educational Services and Supports and Workforce and Economic Development.
- The Innovation, Data, Evidence, and Analytics Office, led by Executive Vice Chancellor John J. Hetts, PhD. The divisions under this office include Digital Innovation and Infrastructure and Research and Data.
Before stepping into the role of vice chancellor, Finche served as the assistant vice chancellor of the College Finance and Facilities Planning division where she was responsible for operations in capital outlay planning, financial and compliance reporting, fiscal health monitoring, budget development, and apportionment funding. Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2017, she served as a government auditor with the California Department of Finance.
Finche ensures that her team will support progress toward meeting the Vision for Success goals by always designing and deciding with students in mind and using data to make sound decisions. As a CPA and former auditor, she is committed to integrity, accountability, and transparency in financial and compliance reporting.
Finche earned her bachelor’s degree in history from University of Wisconsin—Madison and her master’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in management information systems, from Chico State University. She also attended Butte College, where she gained a deep appreciation for the role the community college system plays in higher education.
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; and degree and certificate pathways. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.