Interim Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
John Arnold serves as the interim senior vice president for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer. In this role as the University’s senior business and financial officer, his responsibilities include overseeing Arizona Public Media; Bookstore; budget and financial planning; facility services – GIS, space management, planning/design/construction, facilities management, and utilities; Financial Services – Bursar, CatCard, purchasing, contracting, auditing, treasury, accounts payable, and payroll; Office of Sustainability; Parking & Transportation; and Student Unions.
Since July of 2018, Arnold has served as the Arizona Board of Regents executive director, guiding strategic goals to increase educational access and attainment while advancing Arizona’s public university system to serve students and impact Arizona’s economy. He joined the board office in March of 2015 as vice president of business management and financial affairs, developing financial policies and procedures for the university enterprise, addressing capital development and state budget requests, and coordinating system-wide analysis of complex financial issues.
With more than 20 years serving the state of Arizona, Arnold brings significant public service experience and a deep commitment to higher education to the position. He has an exceptional background in financial affairs and a proven track record of leadership, serving as Gov. Jan Brewer’s state budget director where he was instrumental in providing fiscal direction and solutions for the state during the Great Recession as well as implementing the budget and advising the governor on all related matters.
Throughout his career, he has worked with leaders in education from K-12 to college. As director of the Arizona School Facilities Board, he managed programs for new school construction, building renewals, and energy savings.
Arnold is married with five children. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his master’s degrees in accounting and public administration from Brigham Young University.
Jack GibsonChief Executive Officer
Arizona Public Media
Sara ClickChief Auditor
Office of Sustainability
Vice President & Chief Budget Officer
Garth joined the Office of Budget and Planning April of 2014 and was appointed Vice President and Chief Budget Officer September of 2020. In his current role he is responsible for managing and reporting on the University’s approximately $2 billion operating and capital budgets, and for providing strategic decision-support to executive leadership. Garth previously served the Office of Budget and Planning as Assistant Director and has been in successive fiscal leadership roles in the Arizona Research Laboratories and University Animal Care as well as within the UA Bookstores, having been with the University since March of 2004.
Garth received his bachelor’s degree in History and Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans and his master’s in Accountancy from the Eller College of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Garth has gained a reputation for being unflappably compassionate, always seeking to understand and include diverse perspectives. He is known for his commitment to a culture of continued growth, both for himself and his colleagues, as the team in the Office of Budget & Planning explores new, innovative ways to support the University community.
Data and Development
Analysis and Decision Support
Francisco PedrozaAssistant Vice President
Finance and Administration
Vice President for Financial Services
Nicole serves as Vice President for Financial Services at the University of Arizona. In this role she works with a phenomenal team to address the University’s external and internal financial reporting, coordination of the University’s business offices, maintaining integrated administrative systems, developing and maintaining acceptable levels of administrative and internal control, and devising and implementing best business practices while facilitating the successful execution of the University’s mission. Financial Services plays a vital role in the daily University operations by providing quality financial and business services to support the University’s faculty, staff, and students. The University has been recognized nationally for its excellence in financial reporting; the Government Finance Officers Association has awarded the University of Arizona a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting several years in a row.
Nicole has served the University in various roles in Financial Services for the past nine years. Prior to that, her professional background has included experience in medical billing and front and back office administration, as well as conducting intensive work in audit and consulting consisting generally of healthcare, governmental, tribal, and governmental enterprise clients.
Nicole serves and advises on numerous committees and projects at the University of Arizona including the Internal Audit Review Board and Employee-Related-Expense Committee. Nicole has also been a presenter and facilitator at various WACUBO Annual Conferences, Association of Government Accountants events, and the University’s own Financial Administrator Series.
Nicole received her Accounting education as an undergraduate at Northern Arizona University and continued as a Graduate student at the University of New Mexico, completing her Masters in Accounting. She is also participating as a 2019 fellow in the University of Arizona’s Academic Leadership Institute. Nicole holds a CPA license in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as the CFE designation. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association of Government Accountants.
Mark BartonBursar & Director
Bursar's & CatCard Offices
Steve KellyAssistant Vice President
Ted NasserChief Procurement Officer
Stacey LemosAssistant Vice President & Comptroller
Payroll & Accounting Services
Ryan H. Goodell
Vice President for Facilities, Operations and Campus Planning
Ryan H. Goodell joined the University of Arizona in January 2022 as the Vice President for Facilities, Operations, and Campus Planning within the Office of Business Affairs. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight and operation of the University Planning, Design and Construction organization, which includes real estate and space management; the Facilities Management organization, which includes utilities and energy services and campus landscape and natural resources; and Business Affairs Auxiliary Services, including Parking and Transportation Services, the University Bookstores, and Student Unions.
Previously, Ryan served as the Associate Vice President for Real Estate and Business Operations at Washington State University. In that position, he was responsible for the University’s real estate, business operations and contracting services. Ryan served on numerous taskforces and councils related to his work at Washington State University, both within and outside of the State of Washington. Before joining Washington State University, Ryan served in the private sector, where he co-founded and operated a group of successful and interconnected real estate and hospitality companies.
Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Washington State University, as well as his Master of Business Administration (MBA) and his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University.
Peter DourleinAssociate Vice President & Campus Architect
Planning Design & Construction
David HeinekingAssistant Vice President
Planning and Operations Phoenix
Chris KopachAssociate Vice President
Peter NeffExecutive Director
Todd MillayExecutive Director
Arizona Student Unions
Jim SayreExecutive Director
Parking & Transportation Services