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Susan Collins, VP for Finance and Administration

Susan Collins (formerly Susan Wallace) is the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Saint Mary's College of California. She serves as the College's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Susan Collins (formerly Susan Wallace) is the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Collins possesses extensive leadership, financial management, and administrative experience. Her appointment began on Jan. 2, 2017.

Collins has served as the chief financial officer in several not-for-profit entities. She brings to Saint Mary’s a proven history of management experience in financial functions, system implementations, and business process improvements. For more than five years, she served as the vice president of finance and operations and chief financial officer for the Erikson Institute, a renowned child development graduate school, where she was responsible for the institution’s financial, information, technology, facilities and human resources operations.

Prior to Erikson, she served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Illinois Institute of Technology. She also served as the Chief Financial Officer for The Poetry Foundation, and through collaboration with the president and the board, helped the nonprofit startup become one of the most significant literary foundations in the world.

Collins' background also includes Catholic higher education experience. She served as the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States.

Collins earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Bradley University and her master’s in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from DePaul University.

You may contact the Offices of the Vice President for Finance and Administration at (925) 631-4571.