Job title: 
Associate Director
Bio/CV: 

James A. Hyatt is the Associate Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education. In the past he has been a Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator at the Center for Studies in Higher Education. He has extensive experience both as a senior level executive at a number of the nation’s major research universities, including UC Berkeley, the University of Maryland, College Park, University of Arizona, and Virginia Tech, and as a principal investigator on externally funded research projects in the areas of higher education financial management, financial reporting, pension reform and campus safety and security. From 2008-2010 Mr. Hyatt served as the President of the World Institute for Disaster Recovery Management. He is a recipient of the Berkeley Citation for distinguished achievement and service to UC Berkeley and is Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance and CFO Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is included in Who’s Who in the West (27th Edition).

During his tenure as Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance at UC Berkeley, Hyatt implemented a new campus-wide financial management system and an interactive campus resource management reporting system (Cal. Profiles). While serving as Executive Vice President at Virginia Tech, Hyatt was actively involved in the passage of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Higher Education Restructuring Act, which provided enhanced operating flexibility to Virginia’s public colleges and universities.

Hyatt received both his Bachelor’s degree in English and his Master of Business Administration degree in accounting and operations and systems analysis from the University of Washington. He is the author of a number of books on higher education financial management and is a recognized authority on college and university budgeting, financial management and cost accounting.

Current Projects:

Pension Reform in Higher Education

Publications:

Books

Pension Reform in Public Higher Education, Berkeley, California-California Digital Library 2016

Ready to Respond: Case Studies in Campus Safety and Security, Washington, DC - National Association of College and University Business Officers, 2010

Presentation and Analysis of Financial Management Information, Washington, DC - National Association of College and University Business Officers, 1989.

Financial Management at Colleges and Universities, (with Aurora A. Santiago) Washington, DC - National Association of College and University Business Officers, 1986.

University Libraries in Transition, (with Aurora A. Santiago) Washington, DC - National Association of College and University Business Officers, 1986.

Reallocation:  Strategies for Effective Resource Management, (with Carol H. Shulman and Aurora A. Santiago) Washington, DC - National Association of College and University Business Officers, 1984.

Incentives/Disincentives to Effective Management at Colleges and Universities, (with Aurora A. Santiago) Washington, DC. - National Association of College and University Business Officers, 1984.

A Cost Accounting Handbook for Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC- National Association of College and University Business Officers, 1983.

Articles

“Redefining State Support,” Business Officer, November 2005

"Strategic Restructuring:  A Case Study," New Directions for Higher Education:  Financial Management:  Progress and Challenges, San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass, December 1993.

Sponsored Research Activities:

Principal Investigator, Pension Reform in Higher Educationfunded by a grant from: The Fidelity Corporation.

Principal Investigator, California’s Public Employees Benefits: Challenges and Trade-offs funded by a grant from: The College Futures Foundation.

Principal Investigator, National Campus Safety and Security Study funded by a grant from: the Lilly Endowment; The Capstone Development Corporation; NACUBO; EDUCAUSE; Association of Governing Boards; URMIA; ACPA; APPA; IACLEA;CSHEM; and NACUA.

Principal Investigator, Project to develop a Guide to Financial Management of Colleges and Universities funded by a grant from the Exxon Education Foundation and the Lilly Endowment.

Principal Investigator, National Study of University Libraries in Transition funded by a grant from the Council of Research Libraries.

Principal Investigator, Interstate Study of Incentives and Disincentives for Effective Management of Public Colleges and Universities funded by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

Principal Investigator, Project to develop A Cost Accounting Handbook for Colleges and Universities funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

CONTACT

James A. Hyatt
Associate Director
771 Evans Hall, MC 4650
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (510) 664-4168