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Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration Open Forum

1 December 2017

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration


Public Forum

Date: December 5, 2017

Everyone is invited to meet the candidates for the next Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration position.

Please join us in an open forum as the three candidates share their vision and goals.

When: Tuesday, December 5th

Location: Board Room


Peter Fawzi – 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Eric Broque – 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Romaneir Johnson – 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Peter Fawzi



Peter Fawzi

Peter is a global finance and accounting professional with over 20 years’ experience successfully leading large-scale operations across numerous industries, regions, and companies, including DPR Construction, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, Roche, and eBay. Most recently at PayPal, where he led Global Business Services, Peter was responsible for the daily management, compliance and transformation of General Ledger, Payroll, Procure-to-Pay, Corporate Travel and Credit Card programs with service centers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Specializing in business process and system transformation, Peter has developed, led and implemented a wide array of strategic optimization initiatives; from rebuilding financial shared services organizations after mergers or separations of public companies, to developing and remediating controls to achieve SOX certification at one of America’s largest healthcare organizations.

Peter received his Master’s in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and his B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University. He serves as a volunteer Board member on the Gubbio Project, a San Francisco based 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to providing vital and compassionate services to the homeless.

Eric Broque

Eric Broque

Eric Geoffrey Broque began his career in higher education at the University of Vermont where he earned his MPA while working in the budget office and serving on its first committee on socially responsible investing. He came to UC-Berkeley as Assistant Provost in the College of Letters & Science and left as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Budget & Administration, overhauling the financial management of both L&S and the 13 professional schools through enhanced analysis and deep faculty collaboration. As a co-creator of the campus Management Academy and frequent instructor he promoted professional development and recognition of staff achievement. At Stanford he led the Academic Planning Project generating studies of financial aid, models for tuition pricing and assessment of academic productivity, each designed to drive resource allocation and to establish a policy framework to guide discussion of key strategic issues. Among his work for professional associations he served the Society for College and University Planning as chair of its Resource and Budget Planning Academy.

Moving outside academia Eric held financial leadership positions at some of the Bay Area’s most prominent institutions, as well as for innovative grassroots organizations, working across a variety of fields including the arts, conservation, education, affordable housing, and human services. Most recently at the James Irvine Foundation in addition to fiscal management Eric had responsibility for the diligent review of prospective grantees financial condition. Eric’s consulting projects include advising executives and boards in the arts and the progressive community, and he currently serves as a board member and Treasurer for Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living.

Romaneir Johnson

Romaneir Johnson

Romaneir Johnson is the State of Michigan’s Executive Director of the Financial Review Commission (FRC), which provides financial oversight of the city of Detroit’s finances. She was appointed by the Treasurer of the State of Michigan to implement programs pursuant to Public Act 181 of 2014. In part, Ms. Johnson oversees the finances of the Detroit Public Schools Community District in order to help ensure that the District is in compliance with applicable legislative statutes and administrative polices. During her professional career, Ms. Johnson has served in a myriad roles that range from Director of Finance to Chief Financial Officer. She has extensive experience leading teams of highly experienced financial professionals that were responsible for ensuring proficient financial reporting, compliance with regulatory standards and regulations; production of accurate and timely financial statements, and the creation of various revenue and budget reports.

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