Ann M. Sherman
Interim Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Ann M. Sherman became the Interim Vice President of Administration & Finance at San Francisco State University in January 2017. She is responsible for all facets of Administration and Finance, including Budget and Fiscal Affairs; Information Technologies; Facilities Operations; Risk & Data Analytics; Physical Planning & Development; Human Resources; Audit & Advisory Services; and Business Operations. She currently serves on the President’s Cabinet and provides wide-ranging direction and guidance for the campus according to strategic needs and CSU directives.
Ann previously served as the Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources, joining the SF State leadership team in April, 2014. Her former positions have prepared her well for the scope of her current responsibilities, having served as the Director of Human Resources/EO Officer/Title IX Officer for seven years at Northern Michigan University (NMU); successively responsible positions in the medical device industry, culminating in her role as Vice President of Business & Customer Support for Viasys Corp.; and strategic and Division Controller positions during her seven years with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company.
Sherman’s passion is “releasing the power of human potential in organizations.” Her parents were both educators, and Sherman finds a strong fit with her personal values and mission of higher education. Ann is most proud of the results of SF State’s Emerging Leaders Program, which has prepared the most promising emerging leaders to assume enhanced responsibilities.
Sherman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan at Dearborn and conducted her graduate work at Wayne State University’s Industrial/Organizational Ph.D. program in Detroit. Her oldest son is a graduate from the University of Michigan, and her younger son is attending NMU. With her enthusiasm, optimism, and sense of humor, Ann keeps grounded and focused on continuous improvement and practical problem-solving.
Administration & Finance Departmental Leadership
Administration & Finance has many extraordianary leaders who bring a variety of expertise and talent to SF State. The departmental leaders of A&F include:
- Brian Fahnestock, Interim Associate Vice President of Fiscal Affairs
- Elena Stoian, Executive Director of Budget Administration & Operations
- Frank Fasano, Associate Vice President of Facilities & Services Enterprises
- Jay Orendorff, Associate Vice President of Business Operations
- Jeannette Peralta, Interim Associate Vice President of Human Resources
- Jeny Patino, Executive Director of Housing, Dining & Conference Services
- Maureen Pasag, Interim Associate Vice President of Audit & Advisory Services
- Nish Malik, Associate Vice President & CIO of Information Technology Services
Associate Vice President (Interim)
Brian Fahnestock was appointed as the Interim Associate Vice President for Fiscal Affairs in September 2016. Previously he was the Interim Vice Chancellor for Finance and Facilities for the North Orange County Community College District and prior to that he was Vice Chancellor for Administration at the Ventura County Community College District. Brian has over 20 years’ experience in government and higher education finance. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree in Financial Management from the Navy Postgraduate School.
Elena Stoian currently serves as the Executive Director of Budget Administration & Operations. Since joining the budget team in March 2015 from Physical Planning & Development, she has progressed from budget manager to director of Budget Administration & Operations. Stoian comes to SF State with more than 11 years of experience, having served as an administrative business officer at San Jose State. She has over 16 years of experience in administration, physical plant financial management, capital planning and construction, operational budgeting, financial modeling and forecasting, and enterprise resource planning implementation.
Associate Vice President
Frank Fasano currently services as the Associate Vice President of Facilities & Service Enterprise. Fasano brings 34 years of practical facilities management and engineering experience, including more than 20 years of progressively responsible leadership at UCSF in a full range of facilities management roles. Most recently, he served as director of facilities services at UC Berkeley and has previously held positions contracting service to building systems in the private sector.
Fasano's experience in Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS) implementation at UC Berkeley and UCSF is particularly relevant to implementing the CMMS system at SF State. The system will revamp FSE procedures and services and integrate operations, resulting in an updated work order system that better tracks project completion and preventative maintenance.
Throughout his career, Fasano has led workflow process changes, integration of operations and technology programs (hardware and software) that dramatically increased productivity while enabling the achievement of resource efficiencies, thus improving customer service satisfaction. He has extensive experience with labor and employee relations as well as emergency and disaster recovery planning with the city of San Francisco. His engineering and building systems experience, which includes a broad range of fire and life safety systems, has been instrumental in the development and adoption of facilities design standards specifications for campus construction and preventive maintenance programs.
Fasano is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Marine Engineering program and a former naval reserve officer.
Jay Orendorff currently serves as the Executive Director for Business Operations & Risk and Analytics. Jay is a graduate of the CSU and earned a Master of Science in Demographics with a minor in statistics from Utah State University. He began his history at SF State as a senior analyst in Institutional Research and later as the Senior Budget Analyst in Budget Administration & Operations.
Most recently, Jay served as Director for Administration & Finance and then, Executive Director for Budget and Risk Management. Jay has over 23 years of CSU experience in enterprise business operations, institutional planning and financial management. Jay has had the unique opportunity of accumulating knowledge and experience from several departments on campus.
Associate Vice President (Interim)
Jeannette Peralta currently serves as the Associate Vice President (Interim) & Director of Talent Management & Compensation Solutions.
Housing, Dining, & Conference Services
Jeny Patino currently serves as the Executive Director of Housing, Dining, & Conference Services. Her experience within this sector spans over 10 years, and is coupled with her consistent high performance levels, strategic thinking and a demonstrated ability to orchestrate and lead her teams to meet critical performance milestones within a climate of organizational change, to the benefit of both internal and external stakeholders. Her ability to inspire performance while collaborating within and across the organization is of paramount importance as we engage the campus community in planning and implementing strategic investment and growth opportunities within the housing, dining and conference services portfolio.
Associate Vice President (Interim)
Maureen Pasag was appointed Interim Associate Vice President of Audit & Advisory Services in February 2017. Previously she has served as the Associate Vice President of Fiscal Affairs from 2014-2016. She possesses more than 16 years of experience in finance and audits in both the private and public sectors; including within the CSU system. She has worked at Fortune 500 companies, which include First American Title Insurance Co., Pulte Homes, and Station Casinos, Inc. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from CSU Northridge and is a licensed CPA in California.
Associate Vice President & CIO
Nish Malik currently serves SF State as the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services (ITS). Nish has more than 17 years of experience in information technology in both the private and public sectors. During his three years at SF State, Nish has served in various roles within IT including Policy & Planning Officer, Director of Special Projects and most recently Assistant Vice President, which has prepared him to manage ITS operations.
Nish's ability to encourage collaboration, and his team building spirit have helped advance the completion of several complex IT projects, all of which have occurred in an efficient manner. As a committed member of the SF State community, Nish volunteered as one of the first board members for the Employee University. Nish is also responsible for co-chairing the Executive Technology Committee, Campus Technology Committee, and the Data Governance Steering Committee. Nish received his MBA, and his MS in Computer Information Systems from University of San Francisco.