The division of Business & Administrative Services (BAS) includes the following departments:

Financial Services

Led by the University Controller, Financial Services is responsible for providing financial services to the university and interacting with external agencies on behalf of the university on financial-related matters.  In addition, Accounting and Reporting Services is responsible for ensuring that all funds are properly received, spent, and reported in accordance with university policies and State and Federal regulations. To accomplish these objectives, Financial Services includes Accounting and Reporting Services, Student Financial Services, Payment Services (accounts payable and travel), and Procurement.

Budget and User Support Services

Led by the University Budget Director, User Support Services is responsible for developing and supporting the planning and budgeting processes for the university's support related to the State General Fund, Auxiliary Funds, Special Funds, Trust Funds and many other resources. The University Budget Office develops and implements budgetary policies and procedures to ensure fiscal control and responsibility and is to be the primary sources of budgetary information and reporting for both internal and external constituencies.

Auxiliary Accounting Services

Auxiiary Accounting Serivces is responsible for all auxiliary support services.

Facilities Management Services

Facilities Management Department is devoted to the care and maintenance of all campus buildings, roads, grounds, custodial services and vehicles. Facilities Management also provides professional services to maintain and operate the campus heating/ventilation/air conditioning systems and utility resource management.

Human Resources and Administrative Services

Human Resources (HR) office is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and appointment of non-academic employees. HR oversees all campus hiring policies, procedures, payroll, and employee benefit issues. The office also provides on-campus educational and professional development.

HR oversees the Safety & Risk Management Office, which strives to ensure a safe and healthy environment through campus compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations, risk management, and recycling.

HR oversees the Campus Support Serivces, which inclues print shop, mail services, shipping and receiving, and property control.

Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services supports the mission of the university by striving to provide the technical services to support our students, staff and faculty in their endeavor to enhance educational learning opportunities.  It is our goal to create innovative solutions to improve student learning and university operations, while providing a positive customer service experience for every member of our campus community.

University Police Department and Public Safety Services

University Police Department and Public Safety Services is dedicated to ensuring the safest possible environment for our students, faculty, staff, and visitors through professional law enforcement services. University Police officers provide emergency response assistance, first aid, criminal investigations, disaster preparedness, parking enforcement, traffic control, and transportation systems management.

If you have any questions about BAS, please call (661) 654-2287 or send e-mail to

Thom Davis, Vice President

Thom Davis

Vice President for Business and Administrative Services/CFO
California State University, Bakersfield

Phone: (661) 654-2287

Office: Administration 103

Thom Davis joined California State University Bakersfield as Vice President for Business and Administrative Services in April 2015. He is responsible for the strategic and operational direction for the business and administrative services units including university budget and user support services, facilities management services, financial services, human resources and administrative services, safety and risk management, information technology services, auxiliary services and University police department and public safety services.  Davis received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of California and State of Texas.  His career includes serving as a manager with the international certified public accounting firms of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG; and serving 20 years as a senior administrator with private and public research institutions including vice president with Simpson University and Averett University, and associate vice president with Texas Tech University and Florida International University.