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Vlad Marinescu Appointed Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer




​​​​​Vlad Marinescu has been appointed as Vice Chancellor and Chief Audit Officer for the California State University (CSU). Marinescu has served as the CSU's interim chief audit officer since July 1.

“I am thankful for this opportunity to work with many talented and dedicated people, and to serve an institution that provides so many life-changing opportunities and has made such a profound impact on my own life," said Marinescu.

Marinescu will oversee the CSU's Division of Audit and Advisory Services and assume this role on December 1, 2020. The division conducts and completes independent and objective operational and compliance audits, internal control reviews, investigations and advisory services to add value and improve operations across the university.

“The Division of Audit and Advisory Services carries out immensely critical work to the benefit of our campuses and the Chancellor's Office, and just as importantly to the benefit of Californians by demonstrating the transparency and accountability of the university," said Trustee Adam Day, the chair of the university's Committee on Audit. “Vlad Marinescu brings vast experience from both the public and private sectors, and is an innovative leader who has a deep understanding of the university's fiduciary responsibility."

Prior to joining the CSU, Marinescu had previously served in a variety of roles for Mattel, culminating in his most recent position as director of Internal Audit. Marinescu has previous experience in the public sector, having served as a senior auditor for the Long Beach City Auditor's Office.

A product of the CSU, Marinescu earned a bachelor's degree from California State University, Long Beach.

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About the California State University
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