MBA Alumna CLU’s New VP for Finance

Karen Davis, M.B.A. ’95, has been named Vice President for Administration and Finance at California Lutheran University.

She assumed her position overseeing senior financial management and several departments, including human resources, facilities and security, in January.

Prior to coming to CLU, Davis worked for the Ventura County Health Care Agency for 22 years serving in several positions including Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Director in charge of managed health care. A California Health Leadership College Fellow, she developed business plans and financial forecasts and implemented several public/private partnerships for an ever-expanding $400 million multi-department agency.

The new vice president earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance from CLU.

Davis replaces Bob Allison, who spent 14 years at CLU before leaving to serve as Executive Vice President for Business and Finance at his alma mater, Vanguard University of Southern California.

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