Peter Hardash, Vice Chancellor
Business Operations and Fiscal Services
Peter Hardash was appointed Vice Chancellor of Business Operations/Fiscal Services for the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) in July 2006. Mr. Hardash functions as the Chief Business Official (CBO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the district.
His responsibilities include all business operations for the district, including Budgeting, Fiscal Services, Facility Planning and District Construction Services, Information Technology Services, Purchasing Services and District Safety and Security Services. In addition, Mr. Hardash oversees the management of all district capital construction projects including those funded under Measure E, a $337 million general obligation bond for new construction and facilities modernization. Mr. Hardash also oversees projects funded by Measure Q. In November 2012 the district successfully passed a Santa Ana College Schools Facilities Improvement District No. 1 bond authorization for $198 million, known as Measure Q, for capital improvement projects at Santa Ana College.
Mr. Hardash provides strategic direction on budget and fiscal matters districtwide and serves as the district's liaison to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee for Measure Q. Mr. Hardash also chairs and serves on various participatory governance committees throughout the district.
Mr. Hardash has over 37 years of experience in public education. He has served as a Chief Business Official for over 26 years. Before joining RSCCD in July 2006, he served as the Vice President of Administrative Services at Pasadena City College and as Vice President of Business Services at Cerritos College. Mr. Hardash spent many of his earlier years in K-12 education in the Beverly Hills Unified School District, Downey Unified School District and Glendale Unified School Districts.
In addition to his duties with the district, Mr. Hardash serves on various statewide and regional committees and board of directors including the Association of Chief Business Officials (ACBO) Board of Directors as the Region 8 representative; Vice Chair of the ACBO Facilities Task Force; member of the California Community Colleges Investor Owned Utilities Management Team (CCC/IOU); chair of the FUSION Steering Committee; appointed member of the State Chancellor's Office Advisory Workgroup on Fiscal Affairs; alternate member of the Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP) JPA; ASCIP Finance Committee member and chair of the ASCIP Claims and Coverage Committee; School's Excess Liability Fund (SELF) JPA Board of Directors; currently serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors and SELF Finance Committee member; SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union (SFFCU) Investment Advisory Committee; board member for the Student Athlete Insurance Network (SAIN) and Captive Insurance for Public Agencies (CIPA) Limited Board of Directors.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu.
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