Steve Relyea began his appointment as Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Financial Officer, for the California State University, on April 30, 2014. His responsibilities at the Office of the Chancellor include the development and management of the CSU’s $6 billion budget. Relyea oversees the allocation of fiscal resources and the management of fiscal accountability, including financial reporting, treasury, debt, investments, risk management, public safety, and oversight of university auxiliary enterprises. He oversees the capital planning, design and construction and the information technology initiatives of the university system.
Relyea most recently served as Vice Chancellor of External and Business Affairs at the University of California San Diego. Relyea’s responsibilities during his tenure at UC San Diego included financial services, facilities management, sustainability, human resources, housing, dining services, information systems, police, environmental health and safety, and relationships with donors and alumni. Prior to his work at UC San Diego, Relyea served as Associate Dean of the School of Medicine at UC Irvine.
Relyea was recognized as the Distinguished Business Officer of the Year in 2004 by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and received the Individual Achievement of the Year Award from the California Center for Sustainable Energy in 2009. He is also a winner of the Quality Cup Award from USA Today and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Relyea has served on a number of governing boards including Internet2, the La Jolla Playhouse, Center City Development Corporation, EDUCAUSE, Better Business Bureau of San Diego, and the Gemological Institute of America.