New university VP

Robbi Stivers, of Tennessee, to oversee Business & Finance

Chico State has named a vice president of Business & Finance. Robbi Stivers, who will start his new job May 1, has served as executive director of the Office of Capital Projects at the University of Tennessee since 2011.

“He impressed the CSU Chico community with his depth of knowledge relative to finance and auxiliaries, along with his approachable and collaborative manner,” search committee chair Charles Zartman said in a release.

In his new role, Stivers (pictured) will oversee financial services, human resources, facilities management and construction at Chico State. His predecessor, Lori Hoffman, left her post in July, shortly after Gayle Hutchinson took the reins as university president. Months prior, the Academic Senate had issued a vote of no confidence in Hoffman, then-President Paul Zingg and then-interim Provost Susan Elrod, who left her position last spring.