University of California, Riverside


Chancellor's Communications

CFO and Vice Chancellor Appointment

December 19, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Mr. Gerry Bomotti has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget, effective February 1, 2018.

Gerry has spent more than three decades in senior executive roles at public universities across the nation, including at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Colorado State University; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; and University of Alaska. In those roles, Gerry has been responsible for budget, planning and construction, real estate, bond and other financing activities, internal audit, accounting, purchasing, human resources, facilities management, and other administrative support functions.

The breadth and scope of Gerry’s experience puts him in the very top tier of finance executives in American higher education. I look forward to working collaboratively with Gerry to achieve the goals put forth in the UCR 2020 strategic plan, as well as to secure the financial and capital resources to support our long-term aspirations.

I wish to thank all members of the campus community who provided their input during this search process. In particular, I am grateful to the members of the search committee (listed below), who worked diligently throughout the fall quarter to ensure a successful conclusion to this important search.


Kim A. Wilcox

Search Committee Members:
Aram Ayra, Undergraduate Student and ASUCR President
Ken Baerenklau, Associate Provost and Associate Professor, School of Public Policy
Kenneth Barish, Professor and Chair, Physics and Astronomy
Lynda Bell, Associate Professor, History
Georgianne Carlson, Associate Vice Chancellor and CFAO, Business and Administrative Services
Meredith Michaels, Former Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, UC Irvine
Shawn Ragan, Graduate Student and GSA President
Raquel Rall, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education
Julie Salgado, UCR Staff Assembly President and Special Events & Tours Manager, Housing Services
Christian Shelton, Professor, Computer Science and Chair, Committee on Planning and Budget
Kathryn Uhrich, Dean, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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