Office of the Executive VP of Finance & Administration

As Marymount California’s Chief Financial Officer, the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration is responsible for:

  • Accounting
  • Admissions
  • Registrar
  • Student Accounts
  • Financial Aid
  • Treasury
  • Contract Management
  • Information Technology Services
  • Transportation
  • Facilities
  • Security
  • Human Resources
  • General Campus & Housing Operations


Marymount California University EVP of Finance & Administration and CFO Kathleen RuizKathleen Ruiz is the Executive Vice President of Finance & Administration, CFO. Ms. Ruiz oversees all areas of the university’s finances as well as administration and operations.

Kathleen’s ability to manage people, projects, and processes has been instrumental in helping the university accomplish its financial and operational goals. Recently Ms. Ruiz guided the university through the largest financial turnaround in its 45 year history.

Her specialties include: accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, audit, cash management, tax, board reporting, internal controls, contract negotiations, policies and procedures.

Prior to joining the university in 2011, Ms. Ruiz held management roles in Finance at Boeing and the Walt Disney Company. Kathleen began her career as a CPA and Auditor for Ernst & Young.

Kathleen attended Michigan State University where she received a BA in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration.

Welcome to Marymount California

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Campus, Palos Verdes
  • Waterfront Campus, San Pedro

Currently, first- and second-year students take core courses at our suburban Oceanview Campus. Upper division and graduate courses take place at our urban Waterfront Campus.