Laura Lupei

Senior Director, University Budget And Planning
Sonoma State University

Lupei supports the university’s mission of improving student success and completion, and in 2020 she was honored with a Wang Award for Outstanding Staff Performance. During her 19 years at Sonoma State, she spends every day solving problems and looking at both the details and the big picture of the university. She leads efforts pertaining to the development, implementation and management of her campus’s nearly $250 million annual budget. Lupei has chaired a task force that recommended much-needed updates to the campus’s process for cost-allocation planning. Additionally, she has overhauled SSU’s strategic budgeting framework, timeline and software. Her team’s efforts ensure Sonoma State’s financial resources are aligned with the campus’s strategic goals.