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Jeanine Hawk

Chief Financial Officer


Jeanine Hawk was most recently Chief Financial Officer for Bay Area Council and Bay Area Council Foundation. She oversaw the financial, human resource, IT and administrative functions of the organizations. She collaborated with  the policy, research, membership and events staff to provide guidance and support.

Dr. Hawk has over 20 years of administrative experience in higher education, primarily at the community college level. Previously, she served as Interim Vice-President, Administrative Services for Napa Valley College and Vice-President, Administrative Services for Alliant International University where she was CFO and also held responsibility for academic support and student services for 7 California campuses. She served as the Interim Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services for the San Jose Evergreen Community College District, and for 5 years as the Vice-President of Educational Resources and College Operations for De Anza College, where she also held district-wide responsibility for Professional Workforce Development. Dr. Hawk also served 7 years at Rogue Community College in Southern Oregon where she spent her last two years in a Student Services leadership role. Here experience in education was preceded by her work in the private sector.

In addition to her community college and university experience, Dr. Hawk was also adjunct faculty at Napa Valley College. She has previously served as a K-12 school board member, Puente mentor, and founding board member of the Josephine County Human Rights Alliance, which supported LGBT legislation and hate speech in Southern Oregon. Her dissertation, Show Me The Money! Investment in Equitable Outcomes for California Community College Students, highlights her extensive knowledge of the integration of planning and budgeting and the influences of both on equitable outcomes, especially for Latino and African-American community college students. She has considerable experience with fundraising, advocacy, enrollment management; grant writing (including HSI, TRIO and Title III), facilities planning and development (including urban campus development), and experience and commitment supporting student success within a social justice framework.

Dr. Hawk received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine, her Master’s in Business Administration from Southern Oregon University and her doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University. She is a San Francisco native and currently resides in her home town.