Finance Team

Learn about the Finance Team at University of California, including our Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer, Interim Sytemwide CFO, and Associate Vice President, Systemwide Controller.

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Paul Jenny

Interim Sytemwide CFO

Paul Jenny will serve as Interim Systemwide CFO while also maintaining many of his responsibilities as Senior Vice Chancellor at UCSF.  

Paul has extensive experience in academic resource management, strategic planning and modeling, policy development, and budgeting. Prior to his appointment at UCSF, Jenny served at the University of Washington from 2008–2016, most recently as Senior Vice President of Planning and Management.

He worked from 2004–2008 at UC Berkeley, where he served as Associate Vice Chancellor—Budget and Resource Planning, and previously as Assistant Vice Chancellor—Budget. Prior to his years at UC Berkeley, he was at the University of Alaska, the Brookings Institution, and Loyola University New Orleans.

Jenny’s education includes an MBA with honors from Loyola University New Orleans and a BA in Economics from the University of Washington in 1992.

Jenny served as president and immediate past-president of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO), and he also recently served on the board of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

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Peggy Arrivas

Associate Vice President, Systemwide Controller
(510) 987-9067

Peggy Arrivas was appointed Associate Vice President and Systemwide Controller by the University of California Board of Regents in May 2010.

As associate vice president, Peggy serves as the systemwide controller for the University of California, and is responsible for the development and implementation of accounting and financial policies for the University and its ten campuses, medical centers, UC Retirement System, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and campus foundations. She oversees corporate accounting, development of systemwide accounting, payroll and tax policies and procedures, costing policy and analysis function, endowment accounting and administration, pension and benefits financial services and accounting. Peggy provides systemwide campus support from a business, financial, and regulatory perspective for all major business transactions of the University. Peggy also oversees Capital Asset Strategies and Finance since assuming an interim position in December 2017.

Prior to joining UCOP, Peggy served on PricewaterhouseCoopers' leadership team during the University's annual audit for a decade, from 1999-2009. Most recently she served as Controller of the UC Davis Health System. Peggy has unparalleled accounting experience and a unique combination of public and private sector experiences.

Peggy is a CPA and holds a BA from Cal State Hayward. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs.

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Meghan Gutekunst

Director of Capital Markets Finance

Meghan Gutekunst joined the team in June 2019 as the Director of Capital Markets Finance. Meghan brings previous experience working on the University’s bond offerings as a member of the Public Finance teams at both JP Morgan and Barclays.  Most recently, she was the Deputy Finance Director for a governor’s campaign in Arizona.  Meghan recently relocated to the Bay Area and is excited about joining the team.

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Michael Linder

Finance Officer
(510) 987-9104

Michael joined the University’s Office of the President in 2007 and is responsible for supporting the compliance efforts of the Debt Administration and Compliance division of the Capital Markets Finance group.  Michael manages and maintains the Private Activity Questionnaire system into which the campuses report activity taking place within bond financed space throughout the University’s 10 campuses, 5 medical centers and 2 national labs to ensure the space is being utilized as originally intended when the bonds were financed.

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Claire Donnelly

Finance Officer
(510) 587-6191

Claire joined the University system in September 2018. She provides analytical and professional support to the Capital Markets Finance Team, where her primary responsibilities include managing the internal debt database, reviewing financing requests, facilitating internal loans, providing consultation to campuses and medical centers on financing matters, and reporting the university's debt portfolio to internal and external parties.

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Hugo Liang

Financial Analyst
(510) 987-0370

Hugo joined the Capital Markets Finance team at the UC Office of the President in 2019. He manages the monthly allocation and funding of all debt for approved capital initiatives and complies with the policies and regulations pertaining to financing, debt administration, and reporting.

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Aayush Kunwar

Financial Analyst
(510) 987-9119

Aayush joined the University system in January 2020. He provides analytical and professional support to the Capital Markets Finance Team, where his primary responsibilities include liquidity analysis, tracking variable bond rates and reporting on remarketing agent performance, assisting with campus communications, and supporting the management of commercial paper activities.