Scripps College Names Dean Calvo Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer

Posted: July 15, 2015

Claremont, Calif. – Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga announced today the appointment of Dean Calvo as vice president for business affairs and treasurer of the College, effective August 24, 2015. Calvo will fill the position vacated by Donna Ng, who leaves Scripps to return to Boston and join Simmons College as senior vice president of finance and administration.

The search committee for Ng’s replacement, composed of trustee and staff members, intended to seek an interim candidate who would serve for two years, with a planned subsequent search for a permanent vice president and treasurer. However, Scripps was presented with a unique opportunity in Calvo, as his stellar qualifications preempted the need for an extended search.

Calvo comes to Scripps from Claremont Graduate University (CGU), where he has served in various leadership positions in the Office of Finance and Administration since 2009. He progressed through the roles of assistant vice president and associate vice president before assuming his current assignment as vice president of finance and administration/treasurer in January 2014.

“Dean has deep experience with The Claremont Colleges and the Consortium,” said Bettison-Varga. “This presents the College with a unique opportunity to secure someone who is not only highly qualified for the job, but also familiar with Scripps.”

As vice president for business affairs and treasurer for Scripps College, Calvo brings considerable strengths in the areas of strategic planning and project management. He led the master plan process at CGU, oversaw major construction and auxiliary service projects while serving at previous institutions, and gained valuable experience as a leader and mentor. In addition, his background with The Claremont Colleges and Consortium will serve Scripps well and provide continuity to the administration during the period of presidential transition.

Prior to joining CGU, Calvo served as executive director of California State University, Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc., and as associate executive director/chief operating officer of the University Corporation at California State University, Northridge. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers and holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in music from California State University, Sacramento.

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