Cynthia Vizcaíno Villa began her appointment as Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in July 2015. Villa oversees a broad portfolio that includes budget and fiscal management, facilities management, construction and planning, procurement, risk management, human resources administration, public safety and oversight of auxiliary operations.
Villa most recently served as the Vice President for Business Affairs at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a position she held since 2001. Prior to her appointment as vice president, Ms. Vizcaíno Villa served UTEP as both associate and assistant vice president for finance and administration, comptroller, director of financial services and assistant director of budget and payroll. She earned a master’s of education – higher education administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at UTEP and is a Certified Public Accountant for the State of Texas.
In addition to her duties, Ms. Vizcaíno Villa has served on a number of governing boards including the San Luis Obispo County YMCA, San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Children’s Hospital, Texas Department of Information Resources (gubernatorial appointment), Texas Association of College and University Business Officers as well as currently serving as the Chair of the Cal Poly Corporation.