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) 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 and District Safety and Security. In addition, Mr. Hardash oversees the management of all district construction projects including those funded under Measure E, the $337 million general obligation bond approved by area voters in November 2002 to expand and improve facilities at Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College, off-campus centers and the District Operations Center. 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.
Mr. Hardash provides strategic direction on budget and fiscal matters districtwide and serves as the district's liaison to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committees for both Measure E and Measure Q. Mr. Hardash also serves on various participatory governance committees throughout the district.
Mr. Hardash has over 36 years of experience in public education. He has served as Chief Business Official for 25 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 committees and board of directors including the Association of Chief Business Officials (ACBO) Board of Directors, as the Region 8 representative, ACBO Facilities Task Force member, California Community Colleges Investor Owned Utilities Manage Team (CCC/IOU), chair of the FUSION steering committee, appointed member of the State Chancellor's Office Advisory Workgroup on Fiscal Affairs, Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Programs (ASCIP) JPA Finance Committee member and chair of the Claims Committee, City of Santa Ana Successor Agency committee, School's Excess Liability Fund (SELF) JPA, Board of Directors and SELF Finance Committee member, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union (SFFCU) Investment Advisory Committee, board member for the Student Athletes Accident Insurance Network (SAIN) and Captive Insurance for Public Agencies 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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