Administration & Finance Leadership

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Jeff Wilson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Jeff Wilson currently serves as the Vice President and CFO of Administration and Finance. 

He joined San Francisco State in September 2017 as the Associate Vice President of Fiscal Affairs. Jeff was at Sonoma State between 2006 and 2017 where he served as a senior accountant for the Sonoma State Foundation, deputy controller for sponsored programs administration, and senior director for strategic initiatives and for the Office of Faculty Research and Sponsored Programs. Prior to joining Sonoma State, he worked in audit and advisory services and consulting at Deloitte and held positions in the banking and retail industries. He is a licensed certified public accountant and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama.


Yessica Gonzalez Gudino

University Controller, University Accounting Services

Yessica currently serves as the University Controller, responsible for University Accounting Services, which includes Financial Reporting and Transparency, General Fund Accounting, Trust Fund Accounting and Tax. Yessica joined SF State as the Associate Director of Financial Reporting in March 2019, and prior to joining the University, Yessica held accounting and management positions in Accounting & Audit at Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) and Sonoma State University. Yessica is a CSU alumnus and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Financial Management from Sonoma State University. 

Elena Stoian

Elena Stoian

Executive Director of Budget Administration & Operations 

Elena directs the development and administration of the University budget. Elena received a bachelor's degree in accountancy and a master's degree in science from Gheorghe Asachi University (an overseas program), and she graduated from the University of California Business Institute of Santa Barbara program. Elena comes to SF State with more than 11 years of experience as an Administrative Business Officer at San Jose State. In her career, 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 (ERP) implementation.

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Barry Jodatian

Associate Vice President for Capital Planning, Design, and Construction (CPDC) and Facilities Services

Barry Jodatian is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Analytical Skills, Public Speaking, Construction, Architecture and Management. Barry is Associate Vice president of Capital Planning, Design and Construction at San Francisco State University, he has managed design and construction of major academic and residential buildings on campus from funding through completion.

John Gates

John Gates

Executive Director of Financial Services

John currently serves as the Executive Director of Financial Services.  He also continues his duties in his previous role as Director of Fiscal Operations.  John brings many years of experience in senior finance roles in the private sector. Most recently he worked for Viator, Inc. an e-Commerce start-up in the online travel industry, which was sold to TripAdvisor. He has also worked for Autodesk, Seagate Technology, and Brown-Forman Corporation. In addition to his deep financial knowledge in software and hardware technology and consumer products, he brings strong project management, marketing, and human resource experience.  He has an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BA from the University of Alberta.

Jeny Patino

Jeny Patino

Associate Vice President of Housing, Dining & Conference Services

Jeny has worked with SF State for 11 years and has been Executive Director since 2016. During her time as Executive Director, Housing, Dining & Conference Services (HDCS) has focused on increasing reserves in an effort to support SF State’s vision of a residential campus.

Prior to her current position, Jeny was Director of Logistics & Facility Services for HDCS and oversaw housing maintenance, housekeeping, grounds, the service center, and the University Park apartment program. Preceding her appointment to SF State, Jeny worked for Kennedy Wilson International, a real estate firm, where she was a Property/Portfolio Manager directing and assisting acquisitions, property sales, and transfers throughout California. 

Ingrid Williams

Ingrid Williams

Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Ingrid joined SF State as the AVP of Human Resources in November 2019. Prior to this, she served in various leadership positions at Cal Maritime, Santa Clara University, and the University of San Francisco. At Cal Maritime, Ingrid was the senior associate Vice President for Human Resources, responsible for the management and oversight of core human resources functions including employee and labor relations, employment services, compensation and benefits administration, payroll services, professional development, whistleblower, Equal Employment Opportunity and regulatory compliance, the Human Resources Information System, and safety and risk. She also served as Cal Maritime's DHR administrator and chief diversity officer and Title IX officer; she worked with campus constituencies to promote diversity and inclusion.

Nish Malik

Nish Malik

Senior Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services (ITS) and Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Nish has over 20 years of information technology experience in both the private and public sectors. Nish is an influential leader and effective agent for change, as demonstrated by his successful and efficient completion of ITS transformation and consolidation of distributed IT departments across campus, including Fiscal Affairs Business Systems, Housing and Facilities, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Technology, and Human Resources. Nish has successfully completed a number of technology initiatives, such as the SF State Mobile App, campus Wi-Fi augmentation, Cloud Migration to Office 365, Mashouf Wellness Center, Student Health Information Management System, Datacenter Virtualization,, Service Now, Network Refresh and a Disaster Recovery site to name a few. 

Under Nish’s leadership, ITS was awarded the California Public Higher Education Innovation Focus on Efficiency Award in 2018 and the Cal State 2019 Tech Conference award for Organization Growth, Change, and Leadership. To further establish himself as a forerunner at the confluence of technology and higher education, Nish has completed the Leadership San Francisco program. Nish is a recipient of a Fulbright grant to travel to Berlin and New York as a member of the 10-person U.S. delegation to explore the impact of digitalization on the future of higher education, a prestigious and highly competitive cultural exchange effort that encourages collaboration between American experts and their counterparts in other nations.

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Caitlin Steele

Director of Sustainability + Energy

Caitlin Steele completed her 16th year with San Francisco State University as the Director of Sustainability & Energy and is proud to have spearheaded the development of the sustainability program for the campus. Caitlin oversees the many facets of the sustainability program and works on a diverse array of projects including climate action planning, climate justice events, social justice initiatives, transportation demand management programs, greenhouse gas inventories, physical master plans, all-electric LEED certified buildings, zero waste Initiatives, and connecting with climate-based student groups. Caitlin is an alumnus of SF State and completed her MBA, with an emphasis in sustainable business, in 2014.


Cristal Wallin

Director of Administration & Strategic Planning

Cristal has been with the university for almost 20 years. After earning her Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies at SF State, Cristal continued serving the university in a variety of roles around campus (Downtown Campus, University Housing, and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management), before making her way to Administration & Finance in 2022. Now, Cristal serves as the Director of Administration & Strategic Planning in the Vice President & CFO’s office. Cristal also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Communications/American Multicultural Studies from CSU Monterey Bay. Cristal prides herself on being a people-centered leader. She has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and is proud to be alumni of SF State, a university whose mission includes supporting diversity and the advancement of social justice.

Jesus Garcia

Jesús A. Garcia

Executive Director, Quality Assurance & Audit Services

Jesús currently serves as the Executive Director, Quality Assurance & Audit Services. He has worked in the Office of the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the past eight years. In addition to working closely with the excellent staff of the VP Office, he leads the Quality Assurance team, which researches, pinpoints and manages change implementation for the University’s key financial improvement goals.

With over 12 years of experience in executive administration in higher education, Jesús came to SF State from the Office of the President at John’s Hopkins University, where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff in the President’s Office. Jesús was part of the logistics team that helped execute the largest donor gift to any University at that time (350M), and he worked directly with the Board of Trustees on behalf of the President’s Office. Prior to this role, Jesús worked at The University of Arizona for seven years in the Provost’s Office and the President’s Office. He co-directed the re-accreditation for the University of Arizona (a Research 1 university), and he served on the logistics team for a POTUS visit to the University. While in the President’s Office, he was manager of communications and had the distinct pleasure to serve as liaison to the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University.


Hamid Ghaemmaghami

Executive Director, Risk & Safety Services

Mike is currently in his eighth year at SF State. Mike is responsible for the management and administration of SF State’s Enterprise Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety, and Emergency Operations programs and services. Mike manages the campus’s risk portfolio, oversees campus risk mitigation programs, and is responsible for promoting a culture of environmental health, safety, and emergency preparedness. In 2021, Michael oversaw the adoption of SF State’s Youth Protection policy and the development of SF State’s Youth Protection Program, both the first in the CSU system.

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Hamid Ghaemmaghami

Executive Director of Real Estate Development

Hamid has 25 years of experience, education, and training in the public, private sectors of real estate industry. In my professional career, he has  worked on many high impact large development projects to improve and bring values to the communities and interacted positively with many governmental official, non-profit organizations, commercial tenants, private sector developers, financial institutions, consultants and professional in educational sectors. Hamid has extensive real estate experience in public and private sectors in areas of right of way, Eminent Domain, development, asset management, marketing, commercial office and retail leases, ground leasing, permits, licenses, easements, CEQA process, redevelopment, feasibility analysis, land acquisition, airport property management, below market & affordable housing, solar leases, telecommunication leases, surplus disposition, non-profit leasing, economic development and site assembly of high impact projects.

In his time with the University, Hamid has contributed to development of several outstanding high-quality housing and academic projects and has been able to add revenue and cut cost by effective and efficient management of the real estate assets of the University.

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Tammie Ridgell

Interim Executive Director, University Corporation

Tammie Ridgell was appointed in March 2024 to serve as Interim Executive Director of the University Corporation, San Francisco State (UCorp), a not-for-profit public benefit corporation devoted to furthering the university’s educational mission.  UCorp oversees much of the commercial activity on the campus and through these and other enterprise operations, UCorp aims to provide resources to the university to enrich the SF State experience for our students, faculty, and staff.

Tammie began working at UCorp in 1997 as an accountant for the auxiliary where she managed the accounting and financial reporting.  In 2003, she joined the Fiscal Affairs team as the Auxiliary Business Services Manager where she was responsible for all the accounting, financial reporting, payroll and auditing for two auxiliaries on campus.  Subsequently, she became the AVP of Auxiliary Business Services and Director of Finance and Administration for UCorp which expanded her portfolio to include fiscal responsibility, budgeting, and reporting. Tammie received her undergraduate degree, BS in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California at Berkeley.  Tammie is also a San Francisco State University Alumna where she received her MBA.