Charting a Sustainable Financial Model

Friday, November 13, 2015
240 Bechtel Hall 
Nathan Brostrom
Executive Vice President- Chief Financial Officer
University of California, Office of the President

The funding model for public higher education has changed dramatically in recent years, both in California and across the nation. How can we build a solid and sustainable financial model for the University of California while preserving and enhancing the most important values of our public mission? Join us as Nathan Brostrom will discuss the system wide budget projections for the University of California. The UC system educates nearly over 250,000 students annually and has a yearly budget of over $28 billion. The mission of the Chief Financial Officer Division is to provide leadership, operational oversight, and system coordination of financial products and services for the University of California community.


Nathan Brostrom was appointed Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer for the University of California in September 2014. As CFO, he oversees financial management for the University of California system, which includes ten UC campuses, five academic med- ical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prior to his CFO appoint- ment and since September 2009, Nathan served as Executive Vice President – Business Operations for the UC system. Nathan Brostrom joined the University of California in 2006 as Vice Chancellor for Administration at the Berkeley campus. Before coming to UC Berkeley in 2006, Mr. Brostrom spent ten years as Managing Director and Manager of the Western Region Public Finance group for JPMorgan, where he worked on financings to- taling more than $100 billion for municipal clients throughout the western United States. Over ten years, he worked on financings totaling over $4.3 billion for the Regents of the University of California. Mr. Brostrom graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and holds a master's degree in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.  He and his wife Caitlin live in Berkeley with their six children. Missed the event? Check out the recorded session on Youtube